John Brown's Body

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Traditional Music
Traditional Lyrics

VERSE 1

C 
John Brown's body lies amould'ring in the grave,

F                       C 
John Brown's body lies amould'ring in the grave,

John Brown's body lies amould'ring in the grave,

    F       C    G7  C 
His soul is marching on!

Glory, glory hallelujah!

F                        C 
Glory, glory, glory hallelujah!

Glory, glory hallelujah!

    F       C    G7  C 
His soul is marching on.

VERSE 2

C 
The stars of heaven are looking kindly down,

F                       C 
The stars of heaven are looking kindly down,

The stars of heaven are looking kindly down,

       F        C   G7   C 
On the grave of old John Brown!

Glory, glory hallelujah!

F                        C 
Glory, glory, glory hallelujah!

Glory, glory hallelujah!

    F       C    G7  C 
His soul is marching on.

VERSE 3

C 
He's gone  to be a soldier in the army of the Lord,

F                                 C 
He's gone  to be a soldier in the army of the Lord,

He's gone  to be a soldier in the army of the Lord!

    F       C    G7  C 
His soul is marching on!

Glory, glory hallelujah!

F                        C 
Glory, glory, glory hallelujah!

Glory, glory hallelujah!

    F       C    G7  C 
His soul is marching on.

VERSE 4

C 
John Brown's knapsack is strapped upon his back,

F                        F 
John Brown's knapsack is strapped upon his back,

John Brown's knapsack is strapped upon his back!

    F       C    G7  C 
His soul is marching on!

Glory, glory hallelujah!

F                        C 
Glory, glory, glory hallelujah!

Glory, glory hallelujah!

    F       C    G7  C 
His soul is marching on.

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Instrument Chords
Banjo C Major F Major G7
Guitar C Major F Major G7
Mandolin C Major F Major G7
Piano C Major F Major G7
Ukulele C Major F Major G7