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-------------------------------PLEASE NOTE--------------               
 THIS FILE IS THE AuTHOR'S OWN WORK AND REPRESENTS MY INTERPRETATION OF THE SONG
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UMM, THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I'VE DONE THIS SO IF THERE ARE ANY MISTAKES
FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME WITH ABUSE, ADVISE ETC.
MATT :-)
FROM mattro11@optushome.com.au

THIS IS THE INTRO TO "BEN MCCULLOCK" BY STEVE EARLE FROM THE ALBUM "TRAIN A COMIN"
THERE IS A LOT MORE GOING ON HERE BUT YOU CAN GET THE GENERAL IDEA. 

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	AM
	WE SIGNED UP IN SAN ANTON
		  G			C
	MY BROTHER PAUL AND ME
		G
	TO FIGHT WITH BEN MCCOLLOCH
				AM
	AND THE TEXAS INFANTRY
	AM
	WELL THE POSTER SAID WE'D GET A UNIFORM
		 G		    C	
	AND SEVEN BUCKS A WEEK
			   G
	THE BEST RATIONS IN THE ARMY
				AM
	AND A RIFLE WE COULD KEEP
		

	AM
	WHEN I FIRST LAID EYES ON THE GENERAL 
		       G		     C
	I KNEW HE WAS A FIGHTING MAN
		G     	      
	HE WAS EVERY INCH A SOLDIER
				  AM
	EVERY WORD WAS HIS COMMAND
	AM                     
	WELL HIS EYES WERE COLD AS LEAD AND STEEL
	       G         	    C
	FORGED INTO TOOLS OF WAR
			    G
	HE TOOK THE LIVES OF MANY
 				  AM
	AND THE SOULS OF MANY MORE


	AM
	WELL THEY MARCHED US TO MISSOURI
		      G    		   C
	AND WE HARDLY STOPPED FOR REST
		   G
	THEN HE MADE HIS SPEECH AND SAID
				AM
	WE'RE COMIN' TO THE TEST
	AM
	WELL WE'VE GOT TO TAKE SAINT LOUIS BOYS
	       G		    C
	BEFORE THE YANKEES DO
			  G
	IF WE CONTROL THE MISSISSIPPI
				     AM
	THEN THE FEDERALS ARE THROUGH



	AM
	WELL THEY TOLD US THAT OUR ENEMY 
		     G			C
	WOULD ALL BE DRESSED IN BLUE
		    G	
	THEY FORGOT ABOUT THE WINTERS COLD
				AM
	AND THE CURSED FEVER TOO
	AM
	MY BROTHER DIED IN WILSONS CREEK
		G			C								AND LORD I SEEN HIM FALL
			    G
	WE FELL BACK TO THE BOSTON MOUNTAINS
				AM
	IN THE NORTH OF ARKANSAS

	
	G	AM	G	AM


	  G
	GODDAMN YOU BEN MCCOLLOCH
						D	
	I HATE YOU MORE THAN ANY MAN ALIVE
	        AM         EM
	AND WHEN YOU DIE
			       AM		  EM 
	YOU'LL BE A FOOT SOLDIER JUST LIKE ME
		      D		  G
	IN THE DEVILS INFANTRY

	AM
	AND ALL THE WAY TO FAYETTEVILLE
		    G			C
	WE CURSED MCCULLOCH'S NAME
		   G
	AND MOURNED THE DEAD WE'D LEFT BEHIND
				   AM
	AND WE WAS CARRING THE LAME
	AM
	I KILLED A BOY THE OTHER NIGHT
			G		C
	WHO'D NEVER EVEN SHAVED
			     G
	I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT I'M FIGHTIN' FOR
			   	 AM
	I AIN'T EVER OWNED A SLAVE


	AM
	SO I SNUCK OUT OF CAMP
		       G		  C
	AND I HEARD THE NEWS NEXT NIGHT
		   G
	THE YANKEES WON THE BATTLE
				   AM
	AND MCCOLLOCH LOST HIS LIFE


	G	AM	G	AM

	G
	GODDAMN YOU BEN MCCOLLOCH
						D
	I HATE YOU MORE THAN ANY MAN ALIVE
		 AM		EM
	AND WHEN YOU DIE
				AM		EM
	YOU'LL BE A FOOT SOLDIER JUST LIKE ME
		       D	    G
	IN THE DEVILS INFANTRY	


	

	
		

            
            
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