Tabbed by: TheVolta Please rate this tab for accuracy and leave feedback. I transcribed the lyrics the best I could. If you would like to see any other Chuck Ragan tabs, please message me. Standard Tuning, Capo on 1st fret [intro] G C G D G G C G Not another foot was stirring on the floor of the house D C G except for my 'pa who'd been up for a while G C G Seems he's headin' on after the bad word that came, D C G of his brothers who marched but were left down all slain D Please call out the cavalry C G Send them along D For we need out daddy, C G and so does this farm C Mama stays awake to pray, G in a lonely straw bed D and we rise before the sun C G with the work that he left G C G G C G He took what mama made him to feed him on his way D C G he kissed all my brothers, my sisters, and me G C G he held my poor mama, looked down and said, "Son, D C G I'll be home soon, now hand me my coat and my gun." D Please call out the cavalry C G Send them along D For we need out daddy C G and so does this farm C Mama stays awake to pray G in a lonely straw bed D and we rise before the sun C G with the work that he left G C G G D G C G G C G It's been some days without him, but we've toiled away D C G hang onto the cattle and the crops that we've laid G C G mama sits by the window and stares until dark D C G and rocks by the fire and cries out her heart D Please call out the cavalry C G Send my man home D For we need out daddy C G and so does this farm G C G mama stays awake to pray, in a lonely straw bed D C G and we rise before the sun, for the work that you left G G C G G G D G G C G been about a year since my daddy had gone D C G when I saw an old carriage, and a coat I'd once known G C G it was draped o'er a man who once stood proud and tall D C G now broken and battered and missing an arm G C G he cried when he saw us, and the words they came slow D C G of the sunrise he found and the hell that he'd known G C G he asked for forgiveness for failing us all D C G his duty cut short, in the battle he lost D C G We said, "don't mind that daddy, for now you are home, D C G now mama cries for joy, and she won't sleep alone. C G You've sons and you've daughters, now please use our arms." D C G Now rise before the sun, for the work to be done.