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Phil Ochs chords for Ringing of revolution

Guitar chords with lyrics

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In a building of gold, with riches untold,
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lived the families on which the country was founded.
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And the merchants of style, with their red velvet smiles,
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were there, for they also were hounded.
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And the soft middle class crowded in to the last,
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for the building was fully surrounded.
A chord diagramG+G                A chord diagramC majorC            A chord diagramG+G       A chord diagramD7D7     A chord diagramG+G
And the noise outside was the ringing of revolution.

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Sadly they stared and sank in their chairs
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and searched for a comforting notion.
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And the rich silver walls looked ready to fall
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As they shook in doubtful devotion.
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The ice cubes would clink as they freshened their drinks,
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wet their minds in bitter emotion.
A chord diagramG+G                A chord diagramC majorC            A chord diagramG+G       A chord diagramD7D7     A chord diagramG+G
And they talked about the ringing of revolution.

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We were hardly aware of the hardships they beared,
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for our time was taken with treasure.
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Oh, life was a game, and work was a shame,
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And pain was prevented by pleasure.
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The world, cold and grey, was so far away
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In the distance only money could measure.
A chord diagramG+G                A chord diagramC majorC            A chord diagramG+G       A chord diagramD7D7     A chord diagramG+G
But their thoughts were broken by the ringing of revolution.

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The clouds filled the room in darkening doom
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as the crooked smoke rings were rising.
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How long will it take, how can we escape
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Someone asks, but no one's advising.
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And the quivering floor responds to the roar,
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In a shake no longer surprising.
A chord diagramG+G                A chord diagramC majorC            A chord diagramG+G       A chord diagramD7D7     A chord diagramG+G
As closer and closer comes the ringing of revolution.

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Softly they moan, please leave us alone
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As back and forth they are pacing.
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And they cover their ears and try not to hear
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WIth pillows of silk they're embracing.
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And the crackling crowd is laughing out loud,
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peeking in at the target they're chasing.
A chord diagramG+G                A chord diagramC majorC            A chord diagramG+G       A chord diagramD7D7     A chord diagramG+G
Now trembling inside the ringing of revolution.

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With compromise sway we give in half way
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When we saw that rebellion was growing.
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Now everything's lost as they kneel by the cross
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Where the blood of christ is still flowing.
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To late for their sorrow they've reached their tomorrow
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and reaped the seed they were sowing.
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Now harvested by the ringing of revolution.

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In tattered tuxedos they faced the new heroes
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and crawled about in confusion.
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And they sheepishly grinned for their memoroes were dim
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of the decades of dark execution.
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Hollow hands were raised; they stood there amazed
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in the shattering of their illusions.
A chord diagramG+G                A chord diagramC majorC            A chord diagramG+G       A chord diagramD7D7     A chord diagramG+G
As the windows were smashed by the ringing of revolution.

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Down on our knees we're begging you please,
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We're sorry for the way you were driven.
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There's no need to taunt just take what you want,
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and we'll make amends, if we're living.
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But away from the grounds the flames told the town
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that only the dead are forgiven.
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ⓘ Guitar chords for 'Ringing Of Revolution' by Phil Ochs, a male artist. Phil Ochs was born in 1940. He passed away in 1976

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