Irons and Chains

by Rob McHale

Genre: Folk

Lyrics

swing that hammer all day long
work that cotton sing a song
find that mule and drive him home
work your fingers to the bone

dred scott won’t you make them change
free us from these irons and these chains

young man sold at the break of dawn
his mother cryin’ all night long
straight to the field in the blazing sun
they’ll shoot him down if he tries to run

dred scott won’t you make them change
free us from these irons and these chains

some day you will be a free man
hold your head high
don’t look back

eliza my little girl
i love you more than this whole world
when i bounce you on my knee
i wonder what you will be

eliza someday you’ll be free
with the whole world at your feet

swing that hammer all day long
work that cotton sing a song
find that mule and drive him home
work your fingers to the bone

work your fingers to the bone
work your fingers to the bone
work your fingers to the bone

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