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Am (x02210@1)  C (x32010@1)        G (320003@1)   F (133211@1)D (xx0232@1)                       FI (133211@1)got drafted at nineteen Me and a bunch of  boys from home

C (x32010@1)     G (320003@1)    F (133211@1)     CJanuary (x32010@1)     forty three
D (xx0232@1)                                   FWe (133211@1)Drove out to pine bluff and signed on                         G (320003@1)              F (133211@1)         CWent (x32010@1)to basic south of Birmingham
D (xx0232@1)                         FThey (133211@1)put me on awest (x02210@1)coast train                                   G (320003@1)            F (133211@1)          CSpent (x32010@1)three days out in san diego
D (xx0232@1)                          FThen (133211@1)shipped me back east again
C (x32010@1)       G (320003@1)     F (133211@1)   C (x32010@1)      
Left a port out of new york
D (xx0232@1)                        FSlept (133211@1)for months in british rain
C (x32010@1)      G (320003@1)      F (133211@1)         CI (x32010@1)tore it up down in London town
D (xx0232@1)                         FThen (133211@1)they shipped me back out again

C (x32010@1)                   GAnd (320003@1)the preacher said boys
F (133211@1)              CHe (x32010@1)who is killed tonight
D (xx0232@1)                           FWill (133211@1)dine with the lord in parade
C (x32010@1)              G (320003@1)      
Then one boy spoke up
F (133211@1)             CSaid (x32010@1)preacher come on
D (xx0232@1)                 FEat (133211@1)your supper with us

C (x32010@1)      G (320003@1)                FNever (133211@1)talk about those first days
D (xx0232@1)                  F (133211@1)  
Lots of friends left behind
C (x32010@1)        G (320003@1)         F (133211@1)    CBut (x32010@1)I made it all the across france
D (xx0232@1)                        FAnd (133211@1)I fought at the maginot line
C (x32010@1)    G (320003@1)          FRode (133211@1)a tank into Belgium
D (xx0232@1)                          FI (133211@1)liked them better than the French
C (x32010@1)     G (320003@1)     F (133211@1)         CLike (x32010@1)my daddy thirty years before
D (xx0232@1)                  FI (133211@1)did my time in the trench
C (x32010@1)     G (320003@1)           FLots (133211@1)of days theres no water
D (xx0232@1)                    FBut (133211@1)the liquor kept me warm
C (x32010@1)         G (320003@1)                 F (133211@1)           CThe (x32010@1)cellers were stocked to the ceilings with booze
D (xx0232@1)                          FSo (133211@1)I carried a bottle with my gun


C (x32010@1)          G (320003@1)            FThree (133211@1)times I made seargent
D (xx0232@1)                FIm (133211@1)not that kind of man
C (x32010@1)     G (320003@1)       F (133211@1)     CPretty (x32010@1)much as quick as I could
D (xx0232@1)                          FI (133211@1)got busted back to private again
C (x32010@1)          G (320003@1)               FCause (133211@1)taking orders never suited me
D (xx0232@1)                         F (133211@1) 
But givin them out was much worse
C (x32010@1)         G (320003@1)         F (133211@1)        CI (x32010@1)could not stand to get my friends killed
D (xx0232@1)                      FSo (133211@1)I took care of myself first
C (x32010@1)         G (320003@1)             F (133211@1)Now I know that don't sound right
D (xx0232@1)                  FDon't (133211@1)think to bad of me
C (x32010@1)     G (320003@1)        FNo (133211@1)it keeps me up nights
C (x32010@1)                         F (133211@1)
What I could've done differently


C (x32010@1)     G (320003@1)             F (133211@1)           CI (x32010@1)was not to dine at the table of the lord
D (xx0232@1)                   FHis (133211@1)Food was not to be mine
C (x32010@1)          G (320003@1)              F (133211@1)           CCause (x32010@1)I cursed his name every chance that I could
D (xx0232@1)                                FAnd (133211@1)I reckon that's why I'm still alive.

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