The Clansman

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For the Ed Hunter Tour in 1999, Bruce for some reason decided to alternate the lyrics in the last verse of the Clansman, by putting in words from the third verse:
It's a time wrought with fear
It's a land wrought with change
Ancestors could hear what is happening now
They would turn in their graves
They would all be ashamed
That the land of the free
Has written in chains

This was instead of these lines (taken from the second verse):
Is it right to believe
In the need to be free
It's a time when you die
And without asking why
Can't you see what they do
They are grinding us down
They are taking our land
That belongs to the clans

Bruce continued with this alternation during the two following tours as well (Brave New World and Give Me Ed...) before the song was dropped from the set for the Dance of Death tour.

But for the Legacy of the Beast tour in 2018. when it returned to the set - he decided to sing this track just like the studio version and how Blaze did it live in 1998. This approach continued in 2019 too.

Did the forget how he sang this song from 1999 to 2003 or did Steve finally tell him to stay true to the original? :p
 
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