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Rain on the Scarecrow  John Mellencamp

SONG: RAIN ON THE SCARECROW
ARTIST: JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP
ALBUM: SCARECROW
RAIN ON THE SCARECROW
JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP
1 & 2 3 4
CHORDS: Em G D - 8x'S
STRUM: D U D D D
Just get that rhythm driving and keep it going
VERSE:
[Em] Scarecrow on a[G] wooden [D]cross[Em] Blackbird in th[G]e b[D]arn
[Em] Four hundred e[G]mpty a[D]cres t[Em]hat used to be[G] my f[D]arm
[Em] I grew up like my[G] daddy[D] did My [Em]grandpa cleared t[G]his l[D]and
[Em] When I was five I[G] walked the[D] fence while[Em] grandpa held [G]my ha[D]nd
CHORUS:
R[C]ain on the scarecrow B[D]lood on the plow
T[C]his land fed a nation [D]this land made me proud
And Son I'm just sorry there's no l[D]egacy for you now
[Em] Rain on the [G]scar[D]ecro[Em]w Blood on th[G]e p[D]low
[Em] Rain on the [G]scar[D]ecro[Em]w Blood on th[G]e p[D]low
VERSE:
The crops we grew last summer weren't enough to pay the loans
Couldn't buy the seed to plant this spring and the Farmers Bank foreclosed
Called my old friend Schepman up to auction off the land
He said John it's just my job and I hope you understand
Hey calling it your job ol' hoss sure don't make it right
But if you want me to I'll say a prayer for your soul tonight
BREAK: (SAME AS CHORUS)
And grandma's on the front porch swing with a Bible in her hand
Sometimes I hear her singing "Take me to the Promised Land"
When you take away a man's dignity he can't work his fields and cows
There'll be blood on the scarecrow Blood on the plow
Blood on the scarecrow Blood on the plow
INSTRUMENTAL: PLAYED LIKE INTRO..... (VERSE AND CHORUS)
VERSE:
Well there's ninety-seven crosses planted in the courthouse yard
Ninety-seven families who lost ninety-seven farms
I think about my grandpa and my neighbors and my name
And some nights I feel like dyin' Like that scarecrow in the rain
CHORUS:
Rain on the scarecrow Blood on the plow
This land fed a nation This land made me proud
And Son I'm just sorry they're just memories for you now
Rain on the scarecrow Blood on the plow
Rain on the scarecrow Blood on the plow
CHORUS:
Rain on the scarecrow Blood on the plow
This land fed a nation This land made me proud
And Son I'm just sorry they're just memories for you now
Rain on the scarecrow Blood on the plow
Rain on the scarecrow Blood on the plow

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