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Buy A Gun For Your Son chords

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"Buy A Gun For Your Son" by Tom Paxton, from his album "Ain't That News!"
This is similar to Version 1 on this site, but is formatted better and the Cs have been changed to As.
Some lyrics also corrected.

G
Hallelujah, Dads and Mommies,
G
Cowboys, Rebels, Yanks and Commies
D
Buy yourselves some real red-blooded fun.
G
If you want to make the grade,
G
You've got to have a hand grenade,
      D                    G
And a fully automatic G.I. Gun.


[Cho:]       G
    So buy a gun for your son right away, Sir
              G
    Shake his hand like a man and let him play, Sir.
            G                           A
    Let his little mind expand, place a weapon in his hand,
            D                                   G
    For the skills he learns today will someday pay, Sir.

G
Pound that kid into submission 
G
'Till he's mastered Nuclear Fission
D
Buy him plastic warheads by the score,
G
Once he's got the taste of blood, 
G
He's gonna sneak up on his buddies
D                               G
Starting his own thermo-nuclear war.


[Cho.]


G
Buy him khakis and fatigues,
    G
And sign him up in little leagues,
    D
And give him calisthenics as a rule.
G
Once you've banished fear and dread,
     G
Then pat his seven year-old head,
    D                        G
And send him off to military school.


[Cho]


G
Once he's grown to be a man,
G
He might get tired of blasting Granny,
D
Then you'll see a crisis coming on.
G
Don't get worried, don't get nervous.
G
Send that kid into the service,
D                          G
Let him rise into the Pentagon.

G
At the Pentagon he'll rise.
    G
The President he will advise,
    D
His reputation growing all the while.
G
With your picture on the wall,
      G
He'll get that long-awaited call,
    D                               G
And press the firing buttons with a smile.


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