Iron Hand

Dire Straits

Tom: D
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With all the clarity of dream
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The sky so blue, the grass so green
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The rank and file and the navy blue
Em                      A               F#m      Bm
The deep and strong, the straight and true

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The blue line they got the given sign
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The belts and boots march forward in time
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The wood and leather the club and shield
Em                      A               F#m      Bm
Swept like a wave across the battlefield

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Now with all the clarity of dream
                        A       Bm
The blood so red, the grass so green
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The gleam of spur on chestnut flank
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The cavalry did burst upon the ranks

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Oh the iron will and iron hand
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In england's green and pleasant land
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No music for the shameful scene
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That night they said it had even shocked the queen

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Well alas we've seen it all before
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Knights in armour, days of yore
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The same old fears and the same old crimes
Em                         A       F#m     Bm
We haven't changed since ancient times