Singing The Spirit Home chords with lyrics by Eric Bogle - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

Eric Bogle – Singing The Spirit Home chords

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[Verse 1]
D Bm G DThey came for him in the morning, an hour before dawning
D Bm G AThe pale white moon was waning in the African sky
D Bm G DThe cell door flew wide open, they stood looking at him
D Bm G A DHe saw no mercy in their hearts, no pity in their eyes
[Verse 2]
D Bm G DAs they took him and they bound him, tied his trembling hands behind him
D Bm G AHe felt his courage leave him, his manhood disappear
D Bm G DHis legs would not support him, so from the cell they dragged him
D Bm G A DHe sobbed and screamed and cursed them in his loneliness and fear
[Chorus]
D A DChains, chains, chains
G A DHow many souls have died in freedom's name
G A D BmTo some it is a way of life, to others just a word
G A D BmTo some it is a snow-white dove, to some a bloody sword
G A Bm G A DBut until the last chains fall, freedom will make slaves of us all
[Verse 3]
D Bm G DWith faces closed and hidden the white guards walked beside him
D Bm G AIndifferent to his pleading - they'd been down this path before
D Bm G DBut other eyes were watching, other ears were listening
D Bm G A DOther hearts beat with him in his final desperate hour
[Verse 4]
D Bm G DFrom the darkness of that prison came the sound of his brothers singing
D Bm G ACourage, their voices told him, you do not walk alone
D Bm G DFrom their cells beyond the shadow he heard their voices echo
D Bm G A DAs in love and pride and sorrow they sang his spirit home
[Chorus]
D A DChains, chains, chains
G A DHow many souls have died in freedom's name
G A D BmTo some it is a way of life, to others just a word
G A D BmTo some it is a snow-white dove, to some a bloody sword
G A Bm G A DBut until the last chains fall, freedom will make slaves of us all
[Verse 5]
D Bm G DAnd their song of hope and freedom, it rang inside that prison
D Bm G AIt beat against the iron bars and crashed against the stone
D Bm G DAs in their fear and hate they hung him, the last sound that filled his being
D Bm G A DWas his brothers singing, singing his spirit home
[Outro]
D A DCourage, brother, you do not walk alone
D A DWe shall walk with you and sing your spirit home
Ends with singing of SHOSHOLOSA
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