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~ One Tin Soldier ~ Ode to Billy Jack

  Author:  28946  Category:(Poetry) Created:(7/25/2001 5:08:00 AM)
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ONE TIN SOLDIER
(The Legend of Billy Jack)
words and music by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter
Copyright © 1969 by ABC / Dunhill Music, Inc.

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, justify it in the end.
There won't be any trumpets blowin' come the judgment 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, justify it in the end.
There won't be any trumpets blowin' come the judgment 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, justify it in the end.
There won't be any trumpets blowin' come the judgment day
on the bloody morning after one tin soldier rides away.






This has always been one of my favorite songs. I remember watching the movie
when it first came out. Billy Jack was a wonderful hero. The words of the song
say so many things. I hope you enjoy seeing these words.

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Replies:      
Date: 7/25/2001 5:17:00 AM  From Authorid: 24856    I remember this one too.  
Date: 7/25/2001 5:17:00 AM  From Authorid: 37994    This is great and is an awesome song keep up the
good work
  
Date: 7/25/2001 5:33:00 AM  From Authorid: 23037    yes i love it too.  
Date: 7/25/2001 5:56:00 AM  From Authorid: 7092    It was also one of my fav's...  
Date: 7/25/2001 8:54:00 AM  From Authorid: 31531    I always loved this song.I wish they would play it on the radio once in a while >>>HuGs<<< Thanks for posting it. I'LL bookmark it so I can read again.  
Date: 7/25/2001 9:54:00 AM  From Authorid: 30621    I never knew all the words. Thank you my dear friend for posting this. It gave me such memories. luvs...  
Date: 7/25/2001 6:32:00 PM  From Authorid: 30405    great poem keep writing.
mello yellow
  
Date: 7/26/2001 12:16:00 PM  From Authorid: 31349    i love this song..we sang it once in choir..thanks for posting it  

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