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Steve Earle - Ben McColloch (Chord)
Album: Train a Comin' (1997)
Submitter: matellmon (51) on 2/11/02
Month Views: 15 | Total Views: 8,482
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 	 AM
 	 WE SIGNED UP IN SAN ANTON
 	  	   G 	  	  	 C
 	 MY BROTHER PAUL AND ME
 	  	 G
 	 TO FIGHT WITH BEN MCCOLLOCH
 	  	  	  	 AM
 	 AND THE TEXAS INFANTRY
 	 AM
 	 WELL THE POSTER SAID WE'D GET A UNIFORM
 	  	  G 	  	     C 	 
 	 AND SEVEN BUCKS A WEEK
 	  	  	    G
 	 THE BEST RATIONS IN THE ARMY
 	  	  	  	 AM
 	 AND A RIFLE WE COULD KEEP
 	  	 

 	 AM
 	 WHEN I FIRST LAID EYES ON THE GENERAL 
 	  	        G 	  	      C
 	 I KNEW HE WAS A FIGHTING MAN
 	  	 G      	       
 	 HE WAS EVERY INCH A SOLDIER
 	  	  	  	   AM
 	 EVERY WORD WAS HIS COMMAND
 	 AM                     
 	 WELL HIS EYES WERE COLD AS LEAD AND STEEL
 	        G          	     C
 	 FORGED INTO TOOLS OF WAR
 	  	  	     G
 	 HE TOOK THE LIVES OF MANY
  	  	  	  	   AM
 	 AND THE SOULS OF MANY MORE


 	 AM
 	 WELL THEY MARCHED US TO MISSOURI
 	  	       G     	  	    C
 	 AND WE HARDLY STOPPED FOR REST
 	  	    G
 	 THEN HE MADE HIS SPEECH AND SAID
 	  	  	  	 AM
 	 WE'RE COMIN' TO THE TEST
 	 AM
 	 WELL WE'VE GOT TO TAKE SAINT LOUIS BOYS
 	        G 	  	     C
 	 BEFORE THE YANKEES DO
 	  	  	   G
 	 IF WE CONTROL THE MISSISSIPPI
 	  	  	  	      AM
 	 THEN THE FEDERALS ARE THROUGH



 	 AM
 	 WELL THEY TOLD US THAT OUR ENEMY 
 	  	      G 	  	  	 C
 	 WOULD ALL BE DRESSED IN BLUE
 	  	     G 	 
 	 THEY FORGOT ABOUT THE WINTERS COLD
 	  	  	  	 AM
 	 AND THE CURSED FEVER TOO
 	 AM
 	 MY BROTHER DIED IN WILSONS CREEK
 	  	 G 	  	  	 C
         AND LORD I SEEN HIM FALL
 	  	  	     G
 	 WE FELL BACK TO THE BOSTON MOUNTAINS
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 	 IN THE NORTH OF ARKANSAS

 	 
 	 G 	 AM 	 G 	 AM


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 	 GODDAMN YOU BEN MCCOLLOCH
 	  	  	  	  	  	 D 	 
 	 I HATE YOU MORE THAN ANY MAN ALIVE
 	         AM         EM
 	 AND WHEN YOU DIE
 	  	  	        AM 	  	   EM 
 	 YOU'LL BE A FOOT SOLDIER JUST LIKE ME
 	  	       D 	  	   G
 	 IN THE DEVILS INFANTRY

 	 AM
 	 AND ALL THE WAY TO FAYETTEVILLE
 	  	     G 	  	  	 C
 	 WE CURSED MCCULLOCH'S NAME
 	  	    G
 	 AND MOURNED THE DEAD WE'D LEFT BEHIND
 	  	  	  	    AM
 	 AND WE WAS CARRING THE LAME
 	 AM
 	 I KILLED A BOY THE OTHER NIGHT
 	  	  	 G 	  	 C
 	 WHO'D NEVER EVEN SHAVED
 	  	  	      G
 	 I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT I'M FIGHTIN' FOR
 	  	  	     	  AM
 	 I AIN'T EVER OWNED A SLAVE


 	 AM
 	 SO I SNUCK OUT OF CAMP
 	  	        G 	  	   C
 	 AND I HEARD THE NEWS NEXT NIGHT
 	  	    G
 	 THE YANKEES WON THE BATTLE
 	  	  	  	    AM
 	 AND MCCOLLOCH LOST HIS LIFE


 	 G 	 AM 	 G 	 AM

 	 G
 	 GODDAMN YOU BEN MCCOLLOCH
 	  	  	  	  	  	 D
 	 I HATE YOU MORE THAN ANY MAN ALIVE
 	  	  AM 	  	 EM
 	 AND WHEN YOU DIE
 	  	  	  	 AM 	  	 EM
 	 YOU'LL BE A FOOT SOLDIER JUST LIKE ME
 	  	        D 	     G
 	 IN THE DEVILS INFANTRY 	 

 
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