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 G     Bm          Em    Bm    Em    D   Bm  Am     G
Charlie boy, don't go to war, first born in forty-four
 G  Bm       Em     Bm   Em   D   Bm  Am    G
Kennedy made him believe we could do much more


G     D    Bm   C   Bm   Am  G
Ooooh-Oo-oooooh-Oo-ooooh-oo-ooooh


 G  Bm    D    Em         Bm    Em    D    Bm        Am    G
Lillian, don't hang your head, love should make you feel good
   G   Bm   D   Em      Bm       Em  D  Bm     Am    G
In uniform you raised a man, who vol-un-teered to stand


G     D    Bm   C   Bm   Am  G
Ooooh-Oo-oooooh-Oo-ooooh-oo-ooooh


Em        G      Bm       D
Play the bugle, play the taps and
Em         G         D
Make your mothers proud
Em          G     Bm      D
Raise your rifles to the sky boys
Em         G        D
Fire that volley loud


 G       Bm  D  Em     Bm       Em    D   Bm    Am    G
News was bad on Upland Ave, my touch and mourn our loss
G       Bm       D    Em      Bm
Sons rebelled, while fathers yelled, 
     Em  D     Bm      Am     G
and moth-ers clutched the cross


G     D    Bm   C   Bm   Am  G
Ooooh-Oo-oooooh-Oo-ooooh-oo-ooooh


Em        G      Bm       D
Play the bugle, play the taps and
Em         G         D
Make your mothers proud
Em          G     Bm      D
Raise your rifles to the sky boys
Em         G        D
Fire that volley loud    
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6 Comments

  1. Human Person

    I like to lay D7 in place of D, to me it sounds nicer and is a bit easier to go the Bm

  2. A|——–0–2–5–7–7–5–2–7–5–2–5–2–|
    E|–3–3————————————–|
    C|——————————————–|
    G|——————————————–|

    here’s the plucking for the intro if anyone is interested

  3. I skip a few chords on the verses – it gets too stop-and-go if you’re switching chords on every single beat. I do: G Em Bm Em D Bm G

  4. Redstar178

    on the Ooooh-oh-oooooh-Oo-oooh-oo-ooooh try playing it F C F Bb F Gm F it sound better and its easier

  5. Try at -2 for an easier version :)

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