We Shall Overcome The Whole Wide World
Words And Music By Ricky Ross

 

E 022100
A X02220
Am X02210
Em 022000
D XX0232
C X32010
B7 X21202
G 320001
C#m X46654
F# 244322

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E                   A                             E
We shall overcome the whole wide world
E                   A                            E
Anything that blunts or wounds or scars
      Am              E
The evil king the common thief
      Em                          D                        E
The weapons chains and names will cease forever
            Am           E
For the general the gentle heart
            C            D                     B7
For the oligarch a life of love and service


E                            A                     E
We shall change the way all people think
E                           A                        E
And people will be all that we believe in
      Am                     E
And all the good and all the gold
      G                       D                           B7
And every book and story told will set us free

       A
And step by step we'll climb the hill
      B7
We'll scramble to the top until
     C#m
We reach the very place
                     F#
For where we see the sky
       A                                        B7
And everything below is just our world to change

E                 A                      E
We can overcome this raging sea
E                          A                       E
Don't we have the rain the wind the sun for free?
        Am                        E
The clouds the snow the moon the stars
       G                      D               E
Are nothing if they're not all ours eternally
      Am                    E
The morning light the sky ablaze
       G                       D              B7
The birds song gently shaking us awake


       A
And blow by blow and street by street
     B7
We'll march and chant and sing and sleep
      C#m
To change the rules we cannot keep
        F#m
Which no one else could believe
       A
This whole wide world
          B7
Would ever change
          E
Except you and me