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War  Lucero

[Am]I got [C]drafted at [G]ninete[F]en [D]Me and a bunch of  boys fr[F]om home

[C]January [G]     fo[F]rty thre[C]e
[D]We Drove out to pine bluff and signed [F]on                         G                F           C
Went to basic south of Birmingham
[D]They put me on a west coast [F]train                                   G              F            C
Spent three days out in san diego
[D]Then shipped me back east aga[F]in
[C]Left a por[G]t out of[F] new y[C]ork
[D]Slept for months in british[F] rain
[C]I tore it[G] up down [F]in London to[C]wn
[D]Then they shipped me back ou[F]t again

Chorus:
[C]And the preacher said [G]boys
[F]He who is killed [C]tonight
[D]Will dine with the lord in par[F]ade
[C]Then one boy spok[G]e up
[F]Said preacher co[C]me on
[D]Eat your supper with[F] us

[C]Never tal[G]k about those first[F] days
[D]Lots of friends left [F]behind
[C]But I made [G]it all the a[F]cross f[C]rance
[D]And I fought at the maginot[F] line
[C]Rode a [G]tank into Bel[F]gium
[D]I liked them better than the [F]French
[C]Like my [G]daddy th[F]irty years b[C]efore
[D]I did my time in the [F]trench
[C]Lots of [G]days theres no[F] water
[D]But the liquor kept me [F]warm
[C]The cellers [G]were stocked to the [F]ceilings with [C]booze
[D]So I carried a bottle with my[F] gun

CHORUS

[C]Three times I[G] made seargent [F]
[D]Im not that kind of[F] man
[C]Pretty m[G]uch as qui[F]ck as I [C]could
[D]I got busted back to private [F]again
[C]Cause taking [G]orders never suite[F]d me
[D]But givin them out was much [F]worse
[C]I could not [G]stand to get[F] my friends[C] killed
[D]So I took care of myself [F]first
[C]Now I know t[G]hat don’t sound [F]right
[D]Don’t think to bad of[F] me
[C]No it ke[G]eps me up n[F]ights
[C]What I could’ve done differe[F]ntly

CHORUS

[C]I was no[G]t to dine at the[F] table of the [C]lord
[D]His Food was not to be[F] mine
[C]Cause I curse[G]d his name every [F]chance that I [C]could
[D]And I reckon that’s why I’m still a[F]live.

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