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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. #
    #------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
The General-by Dispatch, tabbed by Will K.
(h)=hammer (/)=Slide (^)-upstrum of last chord (v)-downstrum

   (solo)
e|------------------1-1--1----------------------3-3--3-------|
B|------------------3-3--1----------------------4-4--3-------|
G|------------------3-3--2----------------------5-5--3-------|
D|------------------3-3--3--3-3/5---------------5-5--5-------|
A|----------1-1-----1-1--3---------5-3-1---2/3--3-3--5-------|
E|-1-1-2-3-------3--1-1--1---------------3------3-3--3-------|

e|-----------6------6---x---x---x-------|
B|-----------8------6---x---x---x-------|
G|-----------8------7---x---x---x-------|
D|--------5--8------8---3-3-x-3-3-------|(solo x2)
A|----1h3-3--6------8---3-3-x-3-3-------|
E|-1h3-------6-5/6--6---1-1-x-1-1-------|(end solo)

     (RIFF#1)
e-------------1-------------------------1--------------------|
B-------------3------3------------------1--------1-----------|
G-------------3------3------------------2--------2-----------|
D-------------3-------------------------3--------------------|
A------------------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------|
  There was a decorated general with a heart of gold

e------3----------------------3------------------------------|
B------4-----------4----------3----------3-------------------|
G------5-----------5----------4----------4-------------------|
D------5----------------------5------------------------------|
A------------------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------|
  that likened him to all the stories he told

e---------6---------------6----------------------------------|
B---------8-----8---------6---------6------------------------|
G---------8-----8---------7---------7------------------------|
D---------8---------------8----------------------------------|
A------------------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------|
  of past battles won and lost and legends of old

e---x--------1---------1---------1------x--------------------|
B---x--------1---------1---------1------x--------------------|
G---x--------2---------2---------2------x--------------------|
D---x--------3---------3---------3------x--------------------|
A---------------------------0--------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------|
  a seasoned veteran in his own time.
(end RIFF#1)

(repeat RIFF#1, diff lyrics)
on the battlefield he gained respectful fame
with many medals of bravery and stripes to his name.
He grew a beard as soon as he could to cover the scars on his face,
and always urged his men on.

    (RIFF#2)
e------------1------------1---------------1-----------1----------------|
B------------3------------3---------------1-----------1----------------|
G------------3------------3---------------2-----------2----------------|
D------------3------------3---------------3-----------3----------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------|
  But on the eve of great battle with the infantry in dream

e----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G----------5--------------5--------------------------------------------|
D----------5--------------5----------------5-----------------5---------|
A----------3--------------3----------------5-----------------5---------|
E------------------------------------------3-----------------3---------|
  the old general tossed in his sleep, and wrestled with his meaning
(end RIFF#2)

e----2-----^----v---2-----------------------------1-1-------|
B----4-----^----v---2---------------------------------------|
G----4-----^----v---3---------5---------5-------------------|
D----4-----^----v---4---------5---------5------5------------|
A-----------------------------3---------3------5------------|
E----------------------------------------------3------------|
  He awoke from the night, to tell what he had seen

e-----x-----1-------1----------1-------------------------|
B-----x-----1-------1----------1-------------------------|
G-----x-----2-------2----------2-------------------------|
D-----x-----3-------3----------3-------------------------|
A-----------------------0--------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------|
  and walked slowly out of his tent.

(Repeat RIFF#2 w/ diff lyrics)
All the men held tall with their chests in the air
with the courage in their blood and the fire in their stare

e---------------2-----1-------------------1^---------------------------|
B---------------2------------1------------3^---------------------------|
G---------------3-------------------------3^---------------------------|
D---------------4-------------------------3^----------------3----------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------|
  and it was a, grey morning and they all wondered how they would fare,

e--1-------1----------------1----1--------------------s----------------|
B--3-------3----------------1----1--------------------i----------------|
G--3-------3----------------2----2--------------------l----------------|
D--3-------3----------------3----3--------------------e----------------|
A------------------0----------------------------------n----------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------c----------------|
  'til the old general told them to go home...............      e        He said:

    (CHORUS)
e--1--------1--------1—-^--------2------1------------------------------|
B--1--------3--------1--^-1------2------1------------------------------|
G--2--------3--------2--^--------3------2--------2---------------------|
D--3--------3--------3--^--------4------3------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------|
     I have seen the others, and I have discovered,

e-1-----------1--------1---------1------------1--x--x--1--x------------|
B-3-----------1--------3---------1------------1--x--x--1--x------------|
G-3-----------2--------3---------2------------2--x--x--2--x------------|
D-3----3------3--------3---------3-----------3---x--x--3--x------------|
A------------------------------------------0---------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------|
  that this-> fight is not worth fighting

e-1--------1----------1---1----1----------1----------------------------|
B-1--------3----------1--------3----------1-----1-1--------------------|
G-2--------3----------2--------3----------2---2------------------------|
D-3--------3----------3--------3----------3----------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------|
  And I've seen their mothers, and I will no other,

e----1--------------1---------x----------------------------------------|
B----3--------------1---------x----------------------------------------|
G----3--------------2---------x----------------------------------------|
D----3--------------3---------x----------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------x----------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------x----------------------------------------|
  to follow me were I'm going,       Sooo............

e-1----1-1----------1-----1----1---1--1--------------------------------|
B-3----3-1----------3-----3----1---1-1---------------------------------|
G-3----3-2----------3-----3----2---------------------------------------|
D-3----3-3----------3-----3----3---------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------|
  take a shower and shine your shoes,

e----1---1-------1--1--------------------------------------------------|
B----3---3-------1--1--------------------------------------------------|
G----3---3-------2--2--------------------------------------------------|
D----3---3-------3--3--------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------|
  ya got no time to lose,

e---------1-----1------------1--1---------1-1-x-1----------------------|
B---------3-----3------------1--1---------3-3-x-1----------------------|
G---------3-----3------------2--2---------3-3-x-2----------------------|
D---------3-----3------------3--3---------3-3-x-3----------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------|
  you are young men you must be living.

e-1----1-1----------1-----1----1---1--1--------------------------------|
B-3----3-1----------3-----3----1---1-1---------------------------------|
G-3----3-2----------3-----3----2---------------------------------------|
D-3----3-3----------3-----3----3---------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------|
  take a shower and shine your shoes,

e----1---1-------1--1--------------------------------------|
B----3---3-------1--1--------------------------------------|
G----3---3-------2--2--------------------------------------|
D----3---3-------3--3--------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------|
  ya got no time to lose,

e-------1-----1------------1--1---------1-1-x-1-1----------------------|
B-------3-----3------------1--1---------3-3-x-1-1----------------------|
G-------3-----3------------2--2---------3-3-x-2-2----------------------|
D-------3-----3------------3--3---------3-3-x-3-3----------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------|
you are young men you must be living.

e-1--1---1---1---------------------------------------------|
B-3--3---1---1---------------------------------------------|
G-3--3---2---2---5--5--------------------------------------|
D-3--3---3---3---5--5--------------------------------------|
A----------------3--3--------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------|
  Go now you are forgiven    (end of CHORUS)

  (RIFF#1 again, diff lyrics)
But the men stood fast with their guns on their shoulders
not knowing what to do with the contradicting orders.
The general said'e would do'is own duty but would extend it no further
the men could go as they pleased.

e-1---------x---1------------------------------------------------------|
B-3---------x---1------------------------------------------------------|
G-3---------x---2------------------------------------------------------|
D-3---------x---3----------------------5-----5--------5----------------|
A--------------------------------------5-----5--------5----------------|
E--------------------------------------3-----3--------3----------------|
  But not a man moved, their eyes just gazed straight ahead

e-----1---------------x-------1--------------1--------1----------------|
B-----3---------------x-------1--------------3--------3----------------|
G-----3---------------x-------2--------------3--------3----------------|
D-----3---------------x-------3--------------3--------3----------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 'til one by one they stepped back and not a word was said

e---------1-----------------------------1---1---------------------1----|
B---------1-----------------------------3---1---------------------1----|
G---------2-----------------------------3---2---------------------2----|
D---------3-----------------------------3---3---------------------3----|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------|
  and the old general was left with his own words, echoing in his head,

e---------1-----------1---------------1--1-----------------------------|
B---------3-----------1---------------3--1-----------------------------|
G---------3-----------2---------------3--2-----------------------------|
D---------3-----------3---------------3--3-----------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------|
  He then prepared to fight.    He said:

(CHORUS)

(SOLO#1, 3 times in a row)

great song, but if you throw a few of these dulling things (xxxxx) randomly in any 
song it makes em sound so much better.GL!
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