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Artist: The Almanac Singers
Song: Billy Boy
Tuning - Standard
tabbed by electricbunny

[Verse 1]
C
Will you go to the war, Billy boy, Billy boy?
                                 G
Will you go to the war, charmin' Billy?
       F                        C
It's a long ways away, they are dying every day.
                     G                C
He's a young boy and cannot leave his mother.

[Verse 2]
Can you use a bayonet, Billy boy, Billy boy?
                                G
Can you use a bayonet, charming Billy?
      F                        C
No, I haven't got the skill to murder and to kill...
                     G                C
He's a young boy and cannot leave his mother.

[Verse 3]
C
Don't you want a silver medal, Billy boy, Billy boy?
                                         G
Don't you want a silver medal, charlin'  Billy?
          F                            C
No desire do I feel to defend Republic Steel...
                     G                C
He's a young boy and cannot leave his mother.

[Verse 4]
C
Don't you want to see the world, Billy boy, Billy boy?
                                          G
Don't you want to see the world, charmin' Billy?
       F                                            C
No, it wouldn't be much thrill to die for Dupont in Brazil...
                     G                C
He's a young boy and cannot leave his mother.

[Verse 5]
C
Girls would like your uniform, Billy boy, Billy boy.
                                        G
Girls would like your uniform, charlin' Billy.
              F                                   C
They wouldn't get much chance to love me with six feet of earth above me...
                     G                C
He's a young boy and cannot leave his mother.

[Verse 6]
C
Are you afraid to fight, Billy boy, Billy boy?
                                  G
Are you afraid to fight, charling Billy?
        F                                  C
You can come around to me when England's a democracy...
                     G                C
He's a young boy and cannot leave his mother.

[Verse 7]
C
Will they take you from my side, Billy boy, Billy boy?
                                          G
Will they take you from my side, charming Billy?
          F                                      C
Don't you worry, mother dear, I'm a-stayin' over here...
                     G                C
He's a young boy and cannot leave his mother.
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