We Were the Ones (Chords)
 
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V1         We were the ones, ten thousand strong,
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Who helped build the Canadian Pacific Railway.
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The pulse of Canada's economy will be
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Running to make way for
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The unification of a nation from east to west.
 
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V2 We were the Chinese workers.
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We were the ones who worked
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Rain or shine, dark or bright.
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That's the way of our lives.
 
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Ch We were the ones. Yes, we were the ones
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Who lived in camps
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Hot or cold, young and old.
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Many laid down their lives for
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The western stretch of the railway.
 
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