Long Chain On lyrics

Song Details
Artist(s)Peter, Paul & Mary
Album(s)In The Wind

One night as I lay on my pillow,
moonlight as bright as the dawn
I saw a man come a walking,
he had a long chain on.
I heard his chains a clankin',
they made a mournful sound,
Welded around his body,
draggin' along the ground.
He had a long chain on
He had a long chain on
He had a long chain on
He stood beside my window,
he looked at me and he said
";I am so tired and hungry.
Give me a bite of your bread";
He didn't look like a robber,
he didn't look like a thief
His voice was as soft as the moonlight,
a face full of sorrow and grief.
I went into my kitchen,
fetched him a bowl full of meat
A drink and a pan of cold biscuits,
that's what I gave him to eat
Though he was tired and hungry
a bright light came over his face
He bowed his head in the moonlight,
he said a beautiful grace.
I got my hammer and chisel,
offered to set him free
He looked at me and said softly,
";I guess we had best let it be.";
When he had finished his supper,
he thanked me again and again.
Though it's been years since I've seen him,
still hear him draggin' his chain.

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