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“Sleep Sweet Countrymen”
By Reverend Glasseye
from the album ‘Our Lady of the Broken Spine’
tabbed by Eric Bonkowski

- great great song. lyrics transcribed by ear, 
  so some my be a bit off. Sorry. Enjoy!


   C                              G
I pledge allegiance to our countrymen
                        Am
our country it is safe again

as we safely go to bed at night
       C     G
in our warm nests
 N.C.         
I sing my song

  Am
I have been this place before
      Dm               Am
as I spoke on to the children
    Dm                 Am
my hands they seem to tremble
     C     G  Am
the closer I get

 Am
I'm a very stupid man
           Dm                Am
and I'll lead them to the slaughter
 Dm                Am             C      G     Am
save the son and daughter of our failing every-man

     Am
our love is a love that gives
         Dm           Am
but the price it is uncertain
         Dm           Am
and the way it is so dangerous
    C         G     Am
to those of little bread

  Am
and I wash my hands clean
        Dm        Am
in the waters of optimism
   Dm           Am          C     G   Am  
contaminating pearls with eagles sacrifice my friends
 C       G  Am
eagles sacrifice
 C       G  Am
eagles sacrifice my fiends
 C       G  Am
eagles sacrifice

 Dm
sleep sweet countrymen
 Am
till we need you again
   C
we will raise our arms
 G
against the face of horror

 Dm
and I will fight and feed
 Am
oh in the name of need
 C
get on your battered knees
 G                        Am
and please don't make a sound

 Am
the soldiers are asleep
        Dm             Am
in the holy land of questions
    Dm               Am
the most important lesson:
     C   G    Am
they get out alive

 Am
and I call out to the parson
     Dm              Am
he waves his hands against me
    Dm               Am
my countrymen like Christians
          C G   Am
with the li-ons around

 Am
and I call out to the general
         Dm          Am
and his most vital position
        Dm      Am
as the king of isolation
         C   G    Am
in this land of suicides

Am
and I call out to the maidens
     Dm                 Am
who wear the pelts of jackals
     Dm              Am
and little less but shackles
          C           G  Am    
fill our lust-filled appetites, my friends
    C              G  Am
our lust-filled appetites
    C             G  Am
our lust-filled appetites, my friends
    C             G  Am
our lust-filled appetites

 Dm
this sweet countrymen
 Am
is where our paths will end
 C
your duties pair adjust
 G
my duties what I must
 Dm
only I think of you
 Am
in what I have to do
 C
I'll burn the chapel house
 G
and make attempts of truce
 Dm
and I don't live a gifted life
 Am
I'll hoist your flag and make it mine
 C
against the wall that's closing tight
 G
I'll send your wounded down the line
 Dm
oh I will count the ways 
 Am
oh each and every day
C       G       Am
9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

    C
so please
                           G
rise for the very honored judge
                      Am
the jury has you to appeal
                                 Am
we'll make this gallow pole your home
                             C
we'll make our motives very clear

(other lyrics for round, over previous verse)
  I will fall into the depths of hell
  before I sail this ship a port
  forget about the house of god
  and go away this house of fear

    as the saints go marching in I know
    I want more gin to think and
    if I die before I wake I
    bet you are my sin to take

END:
Dm Am
    C                G
    sleep sweet countrymen
            Dm     Am
    oh my country-men
    C                G
    sleep sweet countrymen
            Dm     Am
    oh my country-men
    C                G
    sleep sweet countrymen
            Dm     Am
    oh my country-men
    C                 
    sleep sweet country
    G                   Am
    sleep sweet country-men



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