Johnny Come Lately

Pogues

 GC
I'm an American, boys, and I've come a long way,
 GD
 Born and bred in the USA
 Em
So listen up close, I've got something to say
 GD
 Boys, I'm buying this round

 GC
 Well it took a little while, but we're in this fight
 GD
 And we ain't going home 'til we've done what's right
 Em
 We're gonna drink Camden Town dry tonight,
 GDG
 If I have to spend my last pound

When I first got to London it was pourin' down rain
Met a little girl in the field canteen
Painted her name on the nose of my plane
Six more missions, I'm gone

Well I asked if I could stay and she said that I might
Then the warden came around yelling "Turn out the lights"
Death rainin' out of the London night
We made love 'til dawn

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 CGD
But when Johnny Come Lately comes marching home
 GD
With a chest full of medals and a G.I. loan
 Em
 They'll be waitin' at the station down in San Antone
 GDG
 When Johnny comes marching home
 GCGDEmGCG
My P-47 is a pretty good ship
And she took a round comin' cross the channel last trip
I was thinkin' 'bout my baby and letting her rip
Always got me through so far

Well they can ship me all over this great big world
But I'll never find nothing like my North End girl
I'm taking her home with me one day, sir
Soon as we win this war

CHORUS

Now my grandaddy sang this song
Told me about London when the Blitz was on
How he married grandma and brought her back home
A hero thoughout his land
Now I'm standing on a runway in San Diego
A couple Purple Hearts and I move a little slow
There's nobody here, maybe nobody knows
About a place called Vietnam

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