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Mr Lincoln ukulele

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     F          C                    C

Mr. Lincoln I wish you were here
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The Republics changed alot in a hundred years
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I don't think its working like you planned 
    F               C                       C
Mr Lincoln we sure could use a hand

        C                          F                    F
I just read the headlines in the Nashville News
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And I wish i made this up but im afraid its true
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Cause a man was murdered for his money in the street
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He was takin his wife to a nice place to eat
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When they caught the man he did 23 months of time
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He plead insanity like they do now all the time
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Sir what would you have done in 1859
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now if you shoot someone sir you can get off scott free
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its the latest thing mr Lincoln can you believe
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Now they sue the manufactures of the guns
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aint the law changed alot since 1861

Repeat chorus
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I just heard the new story on the radio
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they let dangerous men outta prison now yes sir im afraid its so
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cause theyre overcrowded and it was only his fifth offense
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and this time hes killed someone does that make any sense
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Now my lawyer called me about a nuisance case
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Cause everybody sues over any little thing these days
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well at least we're right all we gotta do is tell the truth 
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he said youre living in the past you romantic fool
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i said you got that right i lean toward the older ways
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And theres damn few back woods lawyers left today

repeat chorus 2x

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