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Chorus: F C Daniel, Daniel and the sacred harp, Bb F Dancing through the clover. Bb Am Daniel, Daniel would you mind, C7 F If I look it over. Verse: F Bb C7 F I heard of this famous harp years ago back in my home town Bb C Dm But I sure never thought old Daniel be the one to come and bring it around F C Bb F Tell me Daniel how the harp came into your posession. C Bb F Are you one of the chosen few who will march in the procession? Bb Am and Daniel said: F C F C The sacred harp was handed down, from father unto son, Bb Am Gm C7 And me not being related, I could never be the one. F C F C So I saved up all my silver, and took it to a man, Bb Am Gm F Who said he could deliver the harp, straight into my hand. Dm G Three years I waited patiently, C Bb 'Till he returned with the harp from the sea of Galilee. Dm G He said there is one more thing I must ask, C Bb But not of personal greed. Am Gm But I wouldn't listen I just grabbed the harp, C7 F And said take what you may need. F Bb C F Now Daniel looked quite satisfied, and the harp it seemed to glow. Bb C Dm But the price that Daniel had really paid, he did not even know. F C7 Back to his brother he took his troubled mind. Bb F And he said dear brother I'm in a bind. C7 But the brother would not hear his tale, Bb F he said Old Daniel's gonna land in jail. F C So to his father Daniel did run, F C And he said oh father what have I done. Bb Am Gm His father said son you've given in, you know you won your harp, F But you lost in sin. Dm G Then Daniel took the harp and went high on the hill, C Bb And he blew across the meadow like a whippoorwhill. Dm G He played out his heart just the time to pass, C Bb F But as he looked to the ground, he noticed no shadow did he cast. Repeat Chorus