Peter, Paul & Mary — A Long Chain On

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One night, as I lay on my pillow, moonlight as bright as the dawn,
I saw a man come a-walkin’ — he had a long chain on
I heard his chains a-clankin’, they made a mournful sound-
Welded around his body, draggin’ along the ground
He had a long chain on (3x)
He stood beside my window, he looked at me and he said,
"I am so tired and hungry, give me a bite of your bread"
He didn’t look like a robber, he didn’t look like a thief
His voice was as soft as the moonlight — a voice full of sorrow and
I went into the kitchen and fetched him a bowl full of meat,
A drink and a pan of cold bisquits, that’s what I gave him to eat
Though he was tired and hungry, a bright light came over his face
He bowed his head in the moonlight He said a beautiful Grace
I got my hammer and chisel, offered to set him free
He looked at me and said softly, "I think we had best let it be"
When he had finished his supper, he thanked me again and again
Though it’s been years since I’ve seen him, still hear him draggin’ his

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