The Trial of Henry Marshall

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The people shouting, they bawling for murder
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Made up their mind and they want to take his life
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The gavel pounding calling them to order
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Made up their mind and they want to take his life
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A man in handcuffs pleads to the charges
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Made up their mind and they want to take his life
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But the trial is over before it is started
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Made up their mind and they want to take his life

CHORUS:

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He did not stand a chance
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Convicted by circumstantial evidence
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And hurried defense
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He could not bear the expense
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To maintain his innocence
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Too poor to aford
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To change the minds on the bench.

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Crowded courtroom impatiently waiting
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Made up their mind and they want to take
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Jury in the back room deliberating
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Made up their mind and they want to take
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And if you don’t know if their will acquit or
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Made up their mind and they want to take
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The look on their faces would tell you the
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Made up their mind and they want to take

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Already sentenced by the press
F#m D A
There was never any contest, no chance to debate
E7 F#m D
The facts of the case
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But the just outrage of the town
F3m D
Had rushed the case of the crown
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To put out the ames
E7 A
They found a man to bear the blame

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Whoever said justice was blind and impartial
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Made up their mind and they want to take his life
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Never went to the trial of young Henry Marshall
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Made up their mind and they want to take his life
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He had no lyrics to woo and to sway her
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Made up their mind and they want to take his life
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No gold to tip her scales in his favour
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Made up their mind and they want to take his life

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When the hangman opened the door
F#m D
And he vanished through the door
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The crowd started to roar
E7 F#m D
Thought they settled the score
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Blind to their transgression
F#m D
Innocent blood on their hands
A E7 F#m D
They led out the yard Everyone a murderer
A E7 F#m D
They led out the yard Everyone a murderer
A E7 F#m D
They led out the yard Everyone a murderer
A E7 F#m D
They led out the yard Everyone a murderer

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