Lucero - War chords version 1

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Am C FI got drafted at nineteen
G FMe and a bunch of boys from home
Am C F CJanuary forty-three,
D Fdrove out to Pine Bluff and signed on
Am C FWent to basic south of Birmingham
G FPut me on west coast bound train
Am C F CSpent three days out in San Diego
D FAnd they shipped me back east again
Am C FLeft a port out of New York
G FSlept for months in British rain
Am C F CTore it up down in London town
D FAnd they shipped me back out again
C G F CThe preacher said Boys he who is killed tonight
D Fwill dine with the Lord in Paradise
C G F COne boy spoke up, said preacher come on
D Feat your supper with us
Am C FNever talk about those first days
G FLots of friends left behind
Am C F CBut I made it all the way across France
D FAnd I fought at the Maginot line
Am C FRoad a tank into Belgium
G FLiked them better than the French
Am C F CLike my daddy, thirty years before
D FI did my time in a trench
Am C FLots of days there's no water
G FBut the liquor kept me warm
Am C F CThe cellars were stocked to their ceilings with booze
D FSo I carried a bottle with my gun
C G F CThe preacher said Boys he who is killed tonight
D Fwill dine with the Lord in Paradise
C G F COne boy spoke up, said preacher come on
D Feat your supper with us
Am C FThree times I made sergeant
G FI'm not that kind of man
Am C F CAnd pretty much just as quick as I could
D FI get busted back to private again
Am C FCause taking orders never suited me
G FGiving them out was much worse
Am C F CI could not stand to get my friends killed
D FSo I took care of myself first
Am C FNow I know that don't sound right
G FDon't think too bad of me
Am C F CNow it keeps me up nights
D FWhat I could have done differently
C G F CThe preacher said Boys he who is killed tonight
D Fwill dine with the Lord in Paradise
C G F COne boy spoke up, said preacher come on
D Feat your supper with us
C G F CI'd be no guest at the table of the Lord
D FHis food was not to be mine
C G F CCause I cursed His name every chance that I could
D FAnd I recon that's why I'm still alive
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