One Tin Soldier

Words & Music:

Dennis Lambert & Brian Porter


D               A          Bm

Listen children to a story that was written long ago,

G               D             Em7

About a kingdom on a mountain and the valley folk below.

D               A              Bm

On the mountain was a treasure buried deep beneath a stone,

G              D                   Em7                    D   G   D

And the valley people swore they'd have it for their very own



D                      F#m       G                    D

Go ahead and hate your neighbor, go ahead and cheat a friend.

D                    F#m             G                 D

Do it in the name of heaven, you can justify it in the end.

D                           F#m     G                 D

There won't be any trumpets blowing come the judgment day.

D                     G              A             D    G    D    G   D

On the bloody morning after, one tin soldier rides away.


So the people of the valley sent a message up the hill.

Asking for the buried treasure -- tons of gold for which they'd kill.

Came and answer from the kingdom, "With our brothers we will share

All the secrets of our mountain, all the riches buried there."




Now the valley cried with anger: "Mount your horses!  Draw your sword!"

And they killed the mountain people, so they won their just reward.

Now they stood before the treasure on the mountain dark and red.

Turned the stone and looked beneath it: "Peace on earth" was all it said.




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