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"One Tin Soldier (The Legend Of Billy Jack)"

(As recorded by Coven)
DENNIS LAMBERT
BRIAN POTTER

Listen children to a story that was written long ago
'Bout a kingdom on a mountain and the valley folk below
On the mountain was a treasure buried deep beneath a stone
And the valley people swore they'd have it for their very own.

Go ahead and hate your neighbor, go ahead and cheat a friend
Do it in the name of heaven, you can justify it in the end
There won't be any trumpets blowin' come the judgement day
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 an answer from the kingdom "With our brothers we will share,
All the secrets of our mountain, all the riches buried there."

Go ahead and hate your neighbor, go ahead and cheat a friend
Do it in the name of heaven, you can justify it in the end
There won't be any trumpets blowin' come the judgement day
On the bloody morning after, one tin soldier rides away.

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 beside the treasure on the mountain, dark and red
Turned the stone and looked beneath it "Peace on earth" was all it said.

Go ahead and hate your neighbor, go ahead and cheat a friend
Do it in the name of heaven, you can justify it in the end
There won't be any trumpets blowin' come the judgement day
On the bloody morning after, one tin soldier rides away.

(c) Copyright 1969 by Cents and Pence Musique Co. Copyright assigned
1971 to Trousdale Music Publishers. International Copyright Secured.
All Rights Reserved.

- SONG HITS, August 1972.

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