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Ben Mccullock   Steve Earle


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#Artist: Steve Earle
#Song: Ben Mccullock
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#UMM, THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I'VE DONE THIS SO IF THERE ARE ANY MISTAKES
#FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME WITH ABUSE, ADVISE ETC.
#MATT :-)
#FROM mattro11@optushome.com.au
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#THIS IS THE INTRO TO "BEN MCCULLOCK" BY STEVE EARLE FROM THE ALBUM "TRAIN A COMIN"
#THERE IS A LOT MORE GOING ON HERE BUT YOU CAN GET THE GENERAL IDEA.
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        [AM]WE SIGNED UP IN SAN ANTON
        MY BROTHER[G] PAUL AND ME          [C]
        TO FIGHT[G] WITH BEN MCCOLLOCH
        AND THE TEXAS INFANTRY  [AM]
        [AM]WELL THE POSTER SAID WE'D GET A UNIFORM
        AND SEVEN[G] BUCKS A WEEK      [C]
        THE BEST RATIONS IN[G] THE ARMY
        AND A RIFLE WE COULD KEE[AM]P
                                    
        [AM]WHEN I FIRST LAID EYES ON THE GENERAL
        I KNEW HE WAS A[G] FIGHTING MAN         [C]
        HE WAS E[G]VERY INCH A SOLDIER
        EVERY WORD WAS HIS COMMAND[AM]

        [AM]WELL HIS EYES WERE COLD AS LEAD AND STEEL
        FORGED [G]INTO TOOLS OF WAR    [C]
        HE TOOK THE LIVES OF[G] MANY
        AND THE SOULS OF MANY MORE[AM]


        [AM]WELL THEY MARCHED US TO MISSOURI
        AND WE HARDLY [G]STOPPED FOR REST     [C]
        THEN HE MAD[G]E HIS SPEECH AND SAID
        WE'RE COMIN' TO THE TEST[AM]
        [AM]WELL WE'VE GOT TO TAKE SAINT LOUIS BOYS
        BEFORE [G]THE YANKEES DO       [C]
        IF WE CONTROL THE [G]MISSISSIPPI
        THEN THE FEDERALS ARE THROUGH[AM]



        [AM]WELL THEY TOLD US THAT OUR ENEMY
        WOULD ALL BE [G]DRESSED IN BLUE    [C]
        THEY FORGOT [G]ABOUT THE WINTERS COLD
        AND THE CURSED FEVER TOO[AM]
        [AM]MY BROTHER DIED IN WILSONS CREEK
                G                       C                                                               AND LORD I SEEN HIM FALL
        WE FELL BACK TO THE [G]BOSTON MOUNTAINS
        IN THE NORTH OF ARKANSAS[AM]

        [G]        [AM]        [G]        [AM]    

        GO[G]DDAMN YOU BEN MCCOLLOCH
        I HATE YOU MORE THAN ANY MAN ALIVE      [D]
        AND WHEN[AM] YOU DIE   [EM]
        YOU'LL BE A FOOT SOLDIE[AM]R JUST LIKE ME     [EM]
        IN THE DEVILS [D]INFANTRY    [G]

        [AM]AND ALL THE WAY TO FAYETTEVILLE
        WE CURSED MC[G]CULLOCH'S NAME      [C]
        AND MOURNED[G] THE DEAD WE'D LEFT BEHIND
        AND WE WAS CARRING THE LAME[AM]
        [AM]I KILLED A BOY THE OTHER NIGHT
        WHO'D NEVER EVEN[G] SHAVED         [C]
        I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHA[G]T I'M FIGHTIN' FOR
        I AIN'T EVER OWNED A SLAV[AM]E


        [AM]SO I SNUCK OUT OF CAMP
        AND I HEARD THE[G] NEWS NEXT NIGHT   [C]
        THE YANKEES[G] WON THE BATTLE
        AND MCCOLLOCH LOST HIS LIFE[AM]


        [G]        [AM]        [G]        [AM]    
        [G]GODDAMN YOU BEN MCCOLLOCH
        I HATE YOU MORE THAN ANY MAN ALIVE      [D]
        AND WHEN [AM]YOU DIE        [EM]
        YOU'LL BE A FOOT SOLDIER[AM] JUST LIKE ME   [EM]
        IN THE DEVILS I[D]NFANTRY      [G]


                                    
                                                                        
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