The Ballad Of Rodger Young chords with lyrics by Jim Reeves - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

Jim Reeves – The Ballad Of Rodger Young chords

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[Intro]
AOn July 31st 1943 a bloody round in the battle for the Solomon Islands
Was being fought in the tangled jungle of the island of New Georgia This is the story of one of the young men who fought and died there
AThis song is respectfully dedicated to those heroic infantrymen
Who like Rodger Young have sacrificed their lives That their nation might remain forever free [Verse 1]
E ACaught in ambush lay a company of riflemen
E AJust grenades against machine guns in the gloom
D A F#mCaught in ambush till this one of twenty riflemen
A E AVolunteered volunteered to meet his doom
G A E A G AVolunteered Rodger Young fought and died
Em A Gm F#m for the men he marched among
A D A F#mIn the everlasting courage of the infantry
E A E Awas the courage of Private Rodger Young
[Verse 2]
E AOn the island of New Georgia in the Solomons
E A A7Stands a simple wooden cross alone to tell
D A F#mThat beneath the silent coral of the Solomons
A E ASleeps a man sleeps a man remembered well
G A E A G ASleeps a man Rodger Young fought and died
Em A G#m F#m for the men he marched among
A D A F#mIn the everlasting glory of the infantry
E A E Alives the story of Private Rodger Young
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