The Rivers of Babylon: Psalm 137 (to the tune ‘Here we go round the Mulberry Bush)

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Lyrics and Chords: 3rd capo G Intro: F / G / - F / G / / /

3G

How could we possibly sing our songs,

Am D

sing our songs, sing our songs,

G

there by the rivers of Babylon,

Am D G F / G / - F / G / / /

weeping the whole day long?

There on the trees we hung our harps,

hung our harps, hung our harps,

there by the rivers of Babylon,

weeping the whole day long?

Our captors said, “Sing songs of joy,

songs of joy, songs of joy!”,

there by the rivers of Babylon,

weeping the whole day long.

But how could we possibly sing our songs,

sing our songs, sing our songs,

there by the rivers of Babylon,

weeping the whole day long?

There we cried in that foreign land.

There we remembered Jerusalem,

there by the rivers of Babylon,

weeping the whole day long.

© words Sheila Hamil 2012

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