Johnny Cash - The Big Battle chords

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AI think, sir, the battle is over;
E7And the young soldier lay down his gun.
I'm tired of running for cover;
AI'm certain the battle is done.
D AO'er sea over there where we fought them
E7 AIt's quiet, for they've all gone away.
All left is the dead and the dyin',
E7 Athe blue lyin' long side the grave.
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GSo, you think the battle is over,
D7and you even lay down your gun.
You carelessly rise from your cover,
Gfor you think the battle is done.
C GNow, boy, hit the dirt, listen to me,
D7 G D7for I'm still the one in command.
GGet flat on the ground here beside me
D7 Gand lay your ear to the sand.
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ACan you here the deafening rumble?
E7Can you feel the trembling ground?
It's just the horses and wagons
Athat make such deafening sound.
D AFor ev'ry shot fired had an echo
E7 A E7and ev'ry man killed wanted life.
AThere lies your friend, Jim McKinney.
E7 ACan you take the news to his wife?
Interlude | G | G | G | G |
GNo, son, the battle's not over;
D7the battle has only begun.
The rest of the battle will cover
Gthe part that has blackened the sun.
C GThe fight yet to come's not with cannons,
D7 G D7Nor will the fight be hand to hand.
G No one will regroup the forces;
D7 GNo charge will a gen'ral command.
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AThe battle will rage in the bosom
E7of mother and sweetheart and wife.
Brother and sister and daughter
Awill grieve for the rest of their lives.
D ANow, quiet, rise from your cover.
E7 A E7Be thankful that God let you live,
Ato go fight the rest of the battle
E7 Afor those who gave all they could give.
Interlude | G | G | G | G |
GI see, sir, the battle's not over;
D7the battle has only begun.
The rest of the battle will cover
Gthis part that has blackened the sun.
C GFor though there's no sound of the cannon,
D7 G D7and though there's no smoke in the sky,
GI'm droppin' my gun and the saber,
D Gand ready for battle am I.
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