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Greg Russell And Ciaran Algar - Cold Missouri Waters

CAPO: 2nd Fret

[VERSE 1:]
           C                   Am
My name is Dodge, but then you know that
     F                                  C                      G
It's written on the chart there, at the foot end of the of the bed
               C                   Am
They think I'm blind, that I can't read it
     F                             C               G
I've read it, every word and every word it says is death
       Am                   F               C
So, confession, is that the reason that you came?
       Am                    F                G
Get it off my chest before I check out of the game
          Am                        F                    C
Since you mention it, well, there's thirteen things I'll name
Dm               F              G             C
Thirteen crosses high above the cold Missouri waters

[VERSE 2:]
August '49, west Montana
    F                          C             G
The hottest day on record, the forest tinder dry
          C              Am
Lightning strikes in the mountains
      F                                 C                 G
I was crew chief at the jump base, I prepared the boys to fly
           Am           F          C
Picked the drop zone, C47 comes in low
         Am          F                    G 
Feel the tap on your leg that tells you, "Go"
        Am            F           C
See the circle of the fire down below
Dm            F                 G             C
Fifteen of us dropped above the cold Missouri waters

[VERSE 3:]
Gauged the fire, I'd seen bigger
     F                               C               G
So I ordered them to side hill, we'd fight it from below
     C                     Am
We'd have our backs to the river
     F                               C             G
We'd have it licked by morning, even if we took it slow
        Am                       F            C
But the fire crowned, jumped the valley just ahead
          Am                  F               G
There was no way down, headed for the ridge instead
           Am                     F                  C
Too big to fight it, we'd have to fight that slope instead
Dm                F               G             C
Flames one step behind, above the cold Missouri waters

[VERSE 4:]
The sky turned red, smoke was boiling
    F                                  C             G
Two hundred yards to safety, death was fifty yards behind
             C           Am
I don't know why, I just thought it
  F                                   C              G
I struck a match to waist high grass, running out of time
         Am                 F                C        
Tried to tell them, "Step into the fire I've set."
          Am                   F                  G
"We can't make it, this is the only chance you'll get"
         Am                     F             C
But they cursed me, ran for the rocks above instead
  Dm                F                G             C
I lay face down and prayed above the cold Missouri waters

[VERSE 5:]
When I rose like the phoenix
        F                                  C                G 
In that world reduced to ashes, there were none, but two survived
              C                 Am
I stayed that night and one day after
        F                             C               G
Carried bodies to the river, wondered how I'd stayed alive
         Am              F                   C
Thirteen stations of the cross to mark their fall
           Am                  F               G                         
Well, I've had my say, I'll confess to nothing more
         Am                         F              C 
So, I'll join them now, though they left me long before
Dm               F              G             C
Thirteen crosses high above the cold Missouri waters
Dm               F              G             F           C
Thirteen crosses high above the cold Missouri shore

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