Strawbs

To Be Free Chords

Strawbs

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To Be Free

  		Intro: C  F  C  F  C  F  C  F 

Verse 
    C                                F 
The gilt-edged invitation came and I said, "What can this mean? 
     C                          F 
To attend the coronation as the first guest of the Queen 
    G                                  F 
And sit upon her right hand, where the Prince is normally seen?" 
    C                                F 
The maids of honour stared at me and registered surprise 
   C                               F 
To see a man of such good taste, appear before their eyes 
    G                       F 
Now bring rather humble, I adopted a disguise 
       G                            F 
As the Minister of State for Mass Environment Controls 
       G                              F 
Who condemn the working classes for inhabiting the holes 
     G                                   G7 
That belong to Queen and Country, but do not permit their souls 
      C         G 
To be free like me 
       C        G 
To be free like me 
          C      F  C  F 
Oh, to be free__ 

Verse 
    C                           F 
The Perspex chandelier began to melt and slip away 
    C                          F 
One million candle-powered, it kept the night at bay 
          G                          F 
While the power station workers were busy making hay 
    C                            F 
The workers in the fields were engaged in self-defence 
        C                                  F 
Which involved the use of barbed wire as a self-containing fence 
         G                                F 
But as a means of self-protection, it was needlessly immense 
  G                                     F 
I stopped to ask them for a light, they pointed at the sun 
      G                                  F 
Which raised their hopes of harvesting a better crop than guns 
    G                          G7 
Can ever mass produce at the expense of anyone 
       C         G 
Who is free like me 
       C         G 
Who is free like me 
           C      F  C  F 
Oh, who is free__ 

Verse 
    C                       F 
The solitary peasant in his home above the lake 
       C                                   F 
Raised high on wooden stilts, has made the singular mistake 
       G                        F 
Of revolutionary conduct at the celebration wake 
    C                            F 
His urban counterpart engaged in mundane occupation 
  C                                  F 
Enjoys the chance of laughing at the Queen's humiliation 
       G                               F 
At the hands of Ministers of State for Rehabilitation 
        G                                F 
Now the power station worker, though his aim is too disjointed 
         G                                 F 
Finds himself around the corner, while his gun is never pointed 
      G                       G7 
He is ever at the ready, he desires to be anointed 
       C         G 
And be free like me 
       C         G 
And be free like me 
       C      F  C  F 
And be free__ 
	  

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