Mason Proffit – The Ballad Of Eugene Pratt chords

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Em CWhen I was just a young boy, on the okalhoma plains
Em C I tried to keep my shoes shined, tried to keep a clean name
G F CWay over town, lived a boy named Eugene Pratt
Em D CAnd we werenÂ’t allowed to talk to him, say hi and none of that no no
Em CI went off to school, Eugene sat right in front of my desk
Em CThe kids they made fun of him, cause Gene was such a mess Lord
G F CBut oh, he worked hard, and he took home a mess of good grades
Em D CAnd when it came time for him to go to big school, Eugene went far away
D Em D CCause thatÂ’s the way it was, and thatÂ’s the way it is
D Em D CAnd thatÂ’s the way it was, and thatÂ’s the way it is
Em CI went off to college, got myself a job in the campus store
Em CBut in the meantime, Gene spent his time writinÂ’ bout the world and war
G F CI didnÂ’t understand, all the things he was talkin about
Em D CSo my friends and me from that old fraternity, got drunk and blocked it all out (Yes we did)
Em CAnd then we graduated, lost our deference, our excuse.
Em CAnd the man said, come here boys, gonna put your education to a good use
G F CWent down to the draft board, saw Eugene lookinÂ’ alive and well
Em D CBut when it came time to put his name on the line, he told them boys to go to hell (Yes he did)
Em CEugene was by far the smartest, the most concerned with humanity
Em CBut it was him they took, far away, and stuck in a penitentiary lordy
G F CI canÂ’t help but wonder, if weÂ’d all stand up like him
Em D CThen thereÂ’d be no one to carry those damn guns for something nobody believes in
D Em D CBut that ainÂ’t the way it was, that ainÂ’t the way it is
D Em D CThat ainÂ’t the way it was, that ainÂ’t the way it is
D Em D CThat ainÂ’t the way it was, that ainÂ’t the way it is
D Em D CThat ainÂ’t the way it was, that ainÂ’t the way it is
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