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Spent Our Treasure

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Spent our treasure on U two thirty five (man alive!)
Spent our treasure on U two thirty five (man alive!)
Did we decide that schools would all survive and thrive, thrive, thrive?
No. We spent it on U two thirty five (man alive!)

Spent our treasure on brand-new war machines (how obscene!)
Spent our treasure on brand-new war machines (how obscene!)
Was it our dream the helpless would get the means, the means, means, means?
No. We spent it on brand-new war machines (how obscene!)"


Source: Secular Hymnal: 144 hymn tunes made inclusive for all #91

Author: Secretary Michael

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Text Information

First Line: Spent our treasure on U two thirty five
Title: Spent Our Treasure
Author: Secretary Michael
Language: English
Publication Date: 2015
Notes: (traditional hymn: "Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?")
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

WERE YOU THERE

The congregation could sing the entire spiritual, but the tune has a call-and-response structure; try singing unaccompanied with a soloist asking the initial questions in each stanza and the congregation joining in at "Oh, sometimes." The soloist could take significant liberty with the melody and rh…

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