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Eve Of Destruction ukulele

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
From: skaeser@hr.house.gov (Steven Kaeser)

                            EVE OF DESTRUCTION
                              (Barry McGuire)

    C             F       G7       C                   F              G
The Eastern world it is explodin', violence flarin' and bullets loadin',

       C                       F       G
You're old enough to kill, but not for votin',

    C                           F                              G
You don't believe in war, but's what's that gun you're totin'?

    C                        F      G
And even the Jordan River has bodies floatin'

        C        F        G         C              Am
But you tell me, over and over and over again my friend,

                F                    G                C           F     G
          Ah, you don't believe we're on the Eve of Destruction.

C                             F        G     C                                F         G
Don't you understand what I'm tryin' to say?  Can't you feel the fear that I'm feelin' today?

       C                          F         G
If the button is pushed there's no running away,

            C                       F          G
There'll be no one to save with the world in a grave.

       C                         F                  G
Take a look around you boy, it's bound to scare you boy,

        C        F        G         C              Am
But you tell me, over and over and over again my friend,

                F                    G                C           F     G
          Ah, you don't believe we're on the Eve of Destruction.

   C                    F         G7      C                F          G
My blood's so mad feels like coagulatin', I'm sittin' here just contemplatin'

    C                        F            G             C                         F         G
You can't twist the truth it knows no regulation, and a handful of Senators don't pass legislation.

C                   F         C             C                F      C
Marches alone can't bring integration, when human respect is disintegratin'.

C                         F            G
This whole crazy world is just too frustratin'.

        C        F        G         C              Am
But you tell me, over and over and over again my friend,

                F                    G                C           F     G
          Ah, you don't believe we're on the Eve of Destruction.

C                           F         G7          C                     F         G
Think of all the hate there is in Red China, then take a look around to Selma, Alabama!

C                      F            G          C                         F        G
You may leave here for four days in space, But when you return, it's the same old place.

    C                   F            G              C                         F       G
The pounding drums, the pride and disgrace, you can bury your dead, but don't leave a trace,

C                                 F               G
Hate your next door neighbor, but don't forget to say grace.

        C        F        G         C              Am
But you tell me, over and over and over again my friend,

                F                    G                C           F     G
          Ah, you don't believe we're on the Eve of Destruction.
===== cut here ====

Enjoy!

****************************************************************************
Steven Kaeser                                          skaeser@cais.com (hm)
   "May the farce remain with us, always"          skaeser@hr.house.gov (wk)
****************************************************************************

            
            
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