The Power And The Glory

Words & Music:

Phil Ochs


      C      Em       Am   G7       C          Em    An  G7

Come and take a walk with me thru this green and growing land.

C     Em      Am      G7      Gm7       Gm6     Dm

Walk thru the meadows and the mountains and the sand.

Dm7  Dm6      Dm              Dm7    Dm6     Dm

Walk thru the valleys and the rivers and the plains.

F                     G

Walk thru the sun and walk thru the rain.



Am                     Em

Here is a land full of power and glory,

Am                         G7

Beauty that words cannot recall.

        C                        Em

Oh, her power shall rest on the strength of her freedom.

    Am                     G7           C  F  C

Her glory shall rest on us all.  (on us all)


From Colorado, Kansas, and the Carolinas, too.

Virginia and Alaska, from the old to the new,

Texas and Ohio and the California shore,

Tell me, who could ask for more?




Yet, she's only as rich as the poorest of her poor,

Only as free as the padlocked prison door,

Only as strong as our love for this land,

Only as tall as we stand.




[extra verse supplied by Sonny Ochs]

But, our land is still troubled by men who have to hate.

They twist away our freedom & they twist away our fate.

Fear is their weapon and treason is their cry.

We can stop them if we try.




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