Ralph Chaplin – The Commonwealth Of Toil Guitar Chords

Ralph Chaplin – The Commonwealth Of Toil Guitar Chords

[Verse]
Bb
In the gloom of mighty cities,
Eb
‘Mid the roar of whirling wheels,
Cm7 Bb C F
We are toiling on like chattel slaves of old ,
F Bb Bb7
And our masters hope to keep us
Eb
Ever thus beneath their heels,
Cm7 Dm F7 Bb
And to coin our very lifeblood into gold.

[Chorus]
Cm7 F7
But we have a glowing dream
Bb
Of how fair the world will seem
Dm Gm C F
When each man can live his life secure and free;
Bb Bb7
When the earth is owned by Labor
Eb
And there’s joy and peace for all,
Cm7 Bb F7 Bb
In the Commonwealth of Toil that is to be.

[Verse]
Bb
They would keep us cowed and beaten
Eb
Cringing meekly at their feet,
Cm7 Bb C F
They would stand between each worker and his bread.
F Bb Bb7
Shall we yield our lives up to them
Eb
For the bitter crust we eat ?
Cm7 Dm F7 Bb
Shall we only hope for heaven when we’re dead?

[Chorus]
Cm7 F7
But we have a glowing dream
Bb
Of how fair the world will seem
Dm Gm C F
When each man can live his life secure and free;
Bb Bb7
When the earth is owned by Labor
Eb
And there’s joy and peace for all,
Cm7 Bb F7 Bb
In the Commonwealth of Toil that is to be.

[Verse]
Bb
They have laid our lives out for us
Eb
To the utter end of time,
Cm7 Bb C F
Shall we stagger on beneath their heavy load ?
F Bb Bb7
Shall we let them live forever
Eb
In their gilded halls of crime
Cm7 Dm F7 Bb
With our children doomed to toil beneath their goad?

[Chorus]
Cm7 F7
But we have a glowing dream
Bb
Of how fair the world will seem
Dm Gm C F
When each man can live his life secure and free;
Bb Bb7
When the earth is owned by Labor
Eb
And there’s joy and peace for all,
Cm7 Bb F7 Bb
In the Commonwealth of Toil that is to be.

[Verse]
Bb
When our cause is all triumphant
Eb
And we claim our Mother Earth,
Cm7 Bb C F
And the nightmare of the present fades away,
F Bb Bb7
We shall live with Love and Laughter,
Eb
We, who now are little worth,
Cm7 Dm F7 Bb
And we’ll not regret the price we have to pay

[Chorus]
Cm7 F7
But we have a glowing dream
Bb
Of how fair the world will seem
Dm Gm C F
When each man can live his life secure and free;
Bb Bb
When the earth is owned by Labor
Eb
And there’s joy and peace for all,
Cm7 Bb F7 Bb
In the Commonwealth of Toil that is to be.

2 years ago

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