King Solomon’s Judgement: 1 Kings 3.16-28 (to the tune ‘Ten Green Bottles’)
Lyrics and Chords: 3rd capo G Intro: C / G / Am / Em / / / G / / / D / G / / /
3G D G
Two angry women came before the king;
both were unhappy, both were arguing.
C G Am Em
Both had had babies, but one of them had died.
G D G
So who was the mother of the living child? G / / / D / G / / /
One said, “This baby is definitely mine,
but she lay upon hers sometime in the night!
She stole my baby, took him to her bed;
and left hers beside me, I woke to find him dead!”
The other woman cursed her, said that she had lied.
“My son’s the live one, yours the one that died!”
“That’s not true!” said the first one angrily.
“Yours is the dead one, now give my son to me!”
Solomon had heard enough and called out for a sword,
for he had a plan to decide who was the fraud.
Gave a command to cut the child in two!
“Give half to each woman, wouldn’t that be good?”
A E A
“STOP, DON’T KILL HIM! Let her have the child!”
said one, but the other was happy to comply.
D A Bm F♯m
And so King Solomon, made it very clear,
A E A
which one was the mother, and which one was the liar! D A Bm F♯m / A E A
© words Sheila Hamil 2011