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Little Tin Soldier, The
by Donovan
  C                Am                F               G
Once in a town in the black forest a little white toy-shop stood,
   C         Am          F                                G
and a little tin soldier with only one leg lived in a castle of wood.
      F                G             F               G
And across the room on another shelf stood a little glass case,
    C          Am              F                G
and a tiny ballerina lived in there all in her dress of lace.


    F                        G
And from where the little tin soldier stood,
    F                           G
they could see each other so clear.
        C                      Am
And the little tin soldier watched over her,
 F                   G
with a love that was so dear.


  Am                 Em              Am           Em
Then one day sadness came the tiny ballerina was sold.
           Am                               Em            Dm
The little tin soldier was thrown away, and into the gutter he rolled.
      Am                          Dm              Am
The water carried him to the sea and many far-off lands,
    Dm                     Am
he made many children happy as,
    Dm                      Am
he passed through their tiny hands.


  C            Am          C             Am
And then one day they met again in a house in the land of Eire.
     C                                       Am
And when the clock on the wall struck the midnight hour,
    F           Dm    G
they jumped into a fire.
    C         Am             C                  Am
And in that fire they shall stay, forever and a day,
   C              Am           F           G            C
for the fire, Lord, is the fire of love, just like the peaceful dawn.


Once in a town in the black forest a little white toy-shop stood
And the little tin soldier with only one leg lived in a castle of woo
And acrossthe room on another shelf stood a little glass case 
And a tiny ballerina lived in there all in her dress of lace
And from where the little tin soldier stood 
they could see each other so clear
And the little tin soldier watched over her 
with alove that was so dear 
Then one day sadness came
the tiny ballerina was sold. 
The little tinsoldier was thrown away and into the gutter herolled 
The water carried him to the sea and manyfar-off lands
He made many children happy as he
passed through their tiny hands
And then one day they met again in a house in the land of Eire 
And when the clocks on the wall struck the midnight hour 
They jumped into a fire 
And in that fire they shall stay 
Forever in the day 
For the fire, lord,
is the fire of love, Just like the peaceful dove
notes by Anonymous