(:redirect quiet=1:) %abc-2.1 stretchlast X:1 T:Lord of the Dance Z:Webmaster C:Sydney Carter (1915-2004) H:1963 M:4/4 L:1/8 K:G P:verse z4 z2 D2| G2 GG BA Bc| d2 dd B2 BB| w:I danced in the mor-ning when the world was be-gun, And I A2 AA A2 AB|c-B AG F2 DD| w:danced in the moon And the stars-- and the sun, And I G2 GG BA Bc| d2 dd B3 B| w:came down from hea-ven And I danced on the earth, At A2 A2 B3 A| G2 G2 G4| w:Beth-le-hem- I had my birth. P:chorus d4 B3 A| Bc BA G4| w:Dance, then, wher-ev-er you may be, B2 BB d2 cB| A2 A2 A2 DD| w:I am the Lord or the Dance, said he. And I'll G2 G2 G3 A| BA Bc d2 cB| w: lead you all, wher-ev-er you may be, And I'll A2 A2 B2 BA | G2 G2 G2 z2 || w:lead you all in the Dance, said he. % % W:1. W:I danced in the morning when the world was begun, W:And I danced in the moon And the stars and the sun, W:And I came down from heaven And I danced on the earth, W:At Bethlehem I had my birth. W:. W:chorus. W:Dance, then, wherever you may be, W:I am the Lord or the Dance, said he. W:And I'll lead you all, wherever you may be, W:And I'll lead you all in the Dance, said he. W:. W:2. W:I danced for the scribe And the pharisee, W:But they wouldn't dance And they wouldn't follow me. W:I danced for the fisherman, For James and John W:They came with me And the dance went on. W:. W:3. W:I danced on the Sabbath And I cured the lame, W:The holy people Said it was a shame. W:They whipped and they stripped And they hung me high, W:And they left me there On the cross to die. W:. W:4. W:I danced on a Friday When the sky turned black W:It's hard to dance With the devil on your back. W:They buried my body And they thought l'd gone, W:But I am the dance And I still go on. W:. W:5, W:They cut me down And I leapt up high; W:I am the life That'll never, never die; W:I'll live in you if you'll live in me W:I am the Lord Of the Dance, said he. % % % % % % % % % %]


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Song by Sydney Carter

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