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Two versions in this file. The second version is in the same key but the chords are simpler Words by Sidney Carter Music by the Shakers (the religious denomination) From: Guitar Picker - www.gospelmusic.org.uk The Lord of the Dance I (G) danced in the (Em) morning when the (Bm) world just (Em) begun, I (Am) danced in the (D) moon and the (Am) stars and the (D7) sun. I (G) came down from (Em) heaven and I (Bm) danced on the (Em) earth, At (Am) Bethle(D7)hem I (G) had (C) my (G) birth. Chorus: (G) Dance, dance, wher(Bm)ever you may (Em) be, (Bm) I am the Lord of the (Am7) dance said (D7) he. And I'll (G) lead you all wher(Em)ever you may (Bm) be, I'll (Am7) lead you (D7) all in the (G) dance (C) said (G) he. I danced for the scribes and the Pharisees, They wouldn't dance and they wouldn't follow me. I danced for the fishermen James and John, They came with me and the dance went on. Chorus I danced on the Sabbath and I healed the lame, The holy people said it was a shame. They whipped and they stripped and they hung me high, They left me there on the cross to die. Chorus I danced on the Friday when the sky turned black, It's hard to dance with the devil on your back. They buried my body and they thought I was gone, But I'm the dance and I still go on. Chorus They cut me down and I leaped up high, I am the life that will never, never die. I'll live in you if you'll live in me, I am the Lord of the dance said he. Chorus ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Lord of the Dance I (G) danced in the morning when the world just begun, I (Am) danced in the moon and the stars and the sun. I (G) came down from heaven and I danced on the earth, At (Am) Bethle(D7)hem I (G) had (C) my (G) birth. Chorus: (G) Dance, dance, wherever you may be, I am the Lord of the (D7) dance said he. And I'll (G) lead you all wherever you may be, I'll (Am) lead you (D7) all in the (G) dance (C) said (G) he.Home