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Ludlow Massacre  Woody Guthrie

Goodbar's post with chords copied to all verses.
Verse 1
It was early [G]springtime when the strike was on
They drove us [C]miners out of [G]doors
Out from the [C]houses that the company [G]owned
We moved into [D7]tents up at old Lud[G]low
Verse 2
I was worried[G] bad about my children
Soldiers guard[C]ing the railro[G]ad bridge
Every once in[C] a while a bullet would [G]fly
Kick up gravel[D7] under our feet[G]
Verse 2
We were so af[G]raid you'd kill our children
Dug us a cave [C]that was seven[G] foot deep
Carried our y[C]oung ones and a pregnant[G] women
Down inside th[D7]e cave to sleep[G]
Verse 3
That very nig[G]ht you soldiers waited
'Till all us m[C]iners was a sl[G]eep
You snuck aro[C]und our little tent town[G]
Soaked our ten[D7]ts with your kerose[G]ne
Verse 4
You struck a [G]match and the blaze it started
You pulled the[C] triggers of y[G]our Gatling guns
I made a run [C]for the children but the[G] firewall stopped me
Thirteen child[D7]ren died from your [G]gun
Verse 5
I carried my [G]blanket to a wire-fence corner
Watched the fi[C]re 'till the b[G]laze died down
I helped some[C] people drag their belon[G]gings
While your bul[D7]lets killed us all [G]around
Verse 6
I never will [G]forget the look on the faces
Of the men and[C] women on that[G] awful day
When we stood [C]around to preach their f[G]uneral
And lay the co[D7]rpses of the dead a[G]way
Verse 7
We told the C[G]olorado governor to phone the president
Tell him call [C]off his nation[G]al guard
But the nation[C]al guard belonged to the go[G]vernor
So he didn't t[D7]ry so very ha[G]rd
Verse 8
Our women fro[G]m Trinidad they hauled some potatoes
Up to Wallensb[C]urg in a littl[G]e cart
They sold their [C]potatoes and brought some g[G]uns back
And they put a[D7] gun in every[G] hand
Verse 9
The state sol[G]diers jumped us in the wire-fence corners
Did not know t[C]hat we had the[G]se guns
And the rednec[C]k miners mowed[G] down them troopers
You should of [D7]seen them poor boys r[G]un
Verse 10
We took some [G]cement and walled the cave up
Where you kill[C]ed these thirt[G]een children inside
I said, 'God b[C]less the mine [G]workers' union'
And I hung my [D7]head and crie[G]d

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