Strawbs – To Be Free chords

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[Intro]
C  F  C  F  C  F  C  F

[Verse]
C FThe gilt-edged invitation came and I said, "What can this mean?
C FTo attend the coronation as the first guest of the Queen
G FAnd sit upon her right hand, where the Prince is normally seen?"
C FThe maids of honour stared at me and registered surprise
C FTo see a man of such good taste, appear before their eyes
G FNow bring rather humble, I adopted a disguise
G FAs the Minister of State for Mass Environment Controls
G FWho condemn the working classes for inhabiting the holes
G G7That belong to Queen and Country, but do not permit their souls
C GTo be free like me
C GTo be free like me
C F C FOh, to be free__
[Verse]
C FThe Perspex chandelier began to melt and slip away
C FOne million candle-powered, it kept the night at bay
G FWhile the power station workers were busy making hay
C FThe workers in the fields were engaged in self-defence
C FWhich involved the use of barbed wire as a self-containing fence
G FBut as a means of self-protection, it was needlessly immense
G FI stopped to ask them for a light, they pointed at the sun
G FWhich raised their hopes of harvesting a better crop than guns
G G7Can ever mass produce at the expense of anyone
C GWho is free like me
C GWho is free like me
C F C FOh, who is free__
[Verse]
C FThe solitary peasant in his home above the lake
C FRaised high on wooden stilts, has made the singular mistake
G FOf revolutionary conduct at the celebration wake
C FHis urban counterpart engaged in mundane occupation
C FEnjoys the chance of laughing at the Queen's humiliation
G FAt the hands of Ministers of State for Rehabilitation
G FNow the power station worker, though his aim is too disjointed
G FFinds himself around the corner, while his gun is never pointed
G G7He is ever at the ready, he desires to be anointed
C GAnd be free like me
C GAnd be free like me
C F C FAnd be free__
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