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Tom T. Hall - Mama Bake A Pie (Daddy Kill A Chicken) (Chord)
Album: I Witness Life/100 Children (1992)
Submitter: lmofle (296) on 9/4/21
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Mama Bake A Pie (Daddy Kill A Chicken)
By Tom T. Hall
Written by Tom T. Hall
Album: 100 Children (1971)
Tabbed by Larry Mofle
9/4/21

C                                                             G
People staring at me as they wheel me down the ramp toward my plane
    G                                                       C
The war is over for me I've forgotten everything except the pain
C                                                                     G
Thank you, sir and yes sir, it was worth it for the old red-white-and-blue
    G                                                               G
And since I won't be walking, I suppose I'll save some money buying shoes

The bottle hidden underneath the blanket over my two battered legs
I can see the stewardess make over me and ask "Were you afraid?"
I say "Why no! I'm Superman and couldn't find a phone booth quite in time
A GI gets a lotta laughs if he remembers all the funny lines


Chorus:
            F
Mama bake a pie 
             C 
Daddy kill a chicken
     C                      F           C
Your son is coming home 11:35 Wednesday night


Mama will be crying and daddy's gonna say "Son, did they treat you good?"
My uncle, he'll be drunk and he'll say "Boy, they do some real great things with wood"
The letter that she wrote me said goodbye, she couldn't wait and lots of luck
The bottle underneath the blanket feels just like an old friend to my touch

I know she'll come and see me but I bet she never once looks at my legs
No she'll talk about the weather and the dress she wore the July 4th Parade
Lord I love her and I don't believe this bottle's gonna get her off my mind
I see here in the paper where they say the war is just a waste of time

Chorus 
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