Long Chain On – Peter, Paul & Mary

moonlight as bright as the dawn
I saw a man come a walking,
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.

Chorus:
He had a long chain on
He had a long chain on
He had a long chain on

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 face full of sorrow and grief.

(Chorus)

I went into my kitchen,
fetched him a bowl full of meat
A drink and a pan of cold biscuits,
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.

(Chorus)

I got my hammer and chisel,


Lyric Long Chain On – Peter, Paul & Mary