Slave chords

Elton John


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There's a river running sweat right through our land 
Driven by a man with a bullwhip in his hand 
And I've taken just as much as I can stand 
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Oh we've got to free our brothers from their shackles if we can 

Most nights I have to watch my woman cry 
Every day I watch the colonel smile 
His painted ladies riding in from town 
I swear one day I'm gonna burn that whore house to the ground 

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Slave, slave 
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To fight the violence we must be brave 
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Hold on strong to the love God gave 

There's a rumour of a war that's yet to come 
That may free our families and our sons 
It may lay green lands to barren wastes 
The price of release is a bitter blow to face