FREE THE PEOPLE

(Coulter)

 

 

Laws were made for people

And the law can never scorn

The right of a man to be free

 

[chorus]

[C] Free the [G] people!

[C] Let them have their [G] say

[C] Free the [G] people!

[C] Let them [D] see the light of [G] day

   

A [G] dismal dawn was breaking

When they [Em] took her man away

[C] Not knowing what was his [D] crime

[G] Just what he was guilty of

Not [Em] one of them could say

[C] But they'll think of [D] something in [G] time [G7]

He [C] says: 'Goodbye and [G] remember

[C] We shall [Am] over[D]come'

 

Comforting her children

Softly crying in the night

She tried very hard to explain

You know, your Daddy never did a thing

That wasn't right

So soon he's bound to be home again

He is a good man

And he shall overcome

 

What does it profit him

The right to be born

If he suffers the loss of liberty?

Laws were made for people

And the law can never scorn

The right of a man to be free

We are the people

And we shall overcome

We are the people

And we shall overcome