John Forgot to Sing

John Forgot to Sing

"John Forgot to Sing"


 
Capo: 3

D     G                 D
Wave your flag, you know he's coming
A        D
With a smile for you
D     G                 D
Distant voices softly humming
A        D
Of the things he'll do

Bm    
The mothers came
F#m
The fathers came
G                 D
The bells began to ring
F#m                 D
They knew it was a special day
      G                D
And John forgot to sing

Horses hooves and people cheering
Only for a day
What's this strange new sound you're hearing
Can it always stay?

The miners came
The farmers came
The bells began to ring
They knew it was a special day
And John forgot to sing

Silently, they sat and waited
For his few kind words
Those who loved and those who hated
These few moments shared

The blacks were there 
The whites were there
The bells began to ring
They knew it was a special day
And John began to sing


By Pete Ham


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