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Skeeter Davis - One Tin Soldier

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Published on May 8, 2010

Skeeter Davis sings a live version of One Tin Soldier at the Midnight Special on April 6, 1973.
The song was written by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter. It was also the theme song for the movie: 'The Legend of Billy Jack'.

Lyric:
Listen children to a story that was written long ago
Bout a kingdom on a mountain and the valley down 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 blowing come the judgement day
On the bloody morning after ooh ooh 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
Come an 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 beside the treasure and 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 blowing come the judgement day
On the bloody morning after ooh ooh one tin soldier rides away

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