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Johnny Come Lately  Pogues

I'm an Americ[G]an, boys, and I've come a long [C]way,
[G]Born and bred in the [D]USA
So [Em]listen up close, I've got something to say
[G]Boys, I'm buying this [D]round

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

But when [C]Johnny Come Lately comes [G]marching [D]home
With a [G]chest full of medals and a [D]G.I. loan
[Em]They'll be waitin' at the station down in San Antone
[G]When Johnny comes [D]marching [G]home
[G]  [C]  [G]  [D]  [Em]   [G]  [C]  [G]                      
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


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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