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Ludlow Massacre chords

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  • This is Goodbar's version with the chords copied to all verses.
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Ludlow Massacre
By Woody Guthrie


Goodbar’s post with chords copied to all verses.

Verse 1
             G     
It was early springtime when the strike was on
              C             G
They drove us miners out of doors
             C                       G 
Out from the houses that the company owned
              D7                 G
We moved into tents up at old Ludlow


Verse 2
             G                   
I was worried bad about my children
              C             G
Soldiers guarding the railroad bridge
             C                       G 
Every once in a while a bullet would fly
              D7                 G
Kick up gravel under our feet


Verse 2
             G     
We were so afraid you’d kill our children
              C             G
Dug us a cave that was seven foot deep
             C                       G 
Carried our young ones and a pregnant women
              D7                 G
Down inside the cave to sleep


Verse 3
             G     
That very night you soldiers waited
              C             G
‘Till all us miners was a sleep
             C                       G 
You snuck around our little tent town
              D7                 G
Soaked our tents with your kerosene


Verse 4
             G     
You struck a match and the blaze it started
              C             G
You pulled the triggers of your Gatling guns
             C                       G 
I made a run for the children but the firewall stopped me
              D7                 G
Thirteen children died from your gun


Verse 5
             G     
I carried my blanket to a wire-fence corner
              C             G
Watched the fire ‘till the blaze died down
             C                       G 
I helped some people drag their belongings
              D7                 G
While your bullets killed us all around


Verse 6
             G     
I never will forget the look on the faces

              C             G
Of the men and women on that awful day
              C                       G
When we stood around to preach their funeral
              D7                 G
And lay the corpses of the dead away


Verse 7
             G     
We told the Colorado governor to phone the president
              C             G
Tell him call off his national guard
              C                          G
But the national guard belonged to the governor
              D7           G
So he didn’t try so very hard


Verse 8
             G     
Our women from Trinidad they hauled some potatoes
              C             G
Up to Wallensburg in a little cart
                C                          G
They sold their potatoes and brought some guns back
              D7           G
And they put a gun in every hand


Verse 9
             G     
The state soldiers jumped us in the wire-fence corners
              C             G
Did not know that we had these guns
              C             G
And the redneck miners mowed down them troopers
              D7                   G
You should of seen them poor boys run



Verse 10
             G     
We took some cement and walled the cave up
              C             G
Where you killed these thirteen children inside
              C             G
I said, “God bless the mine workers’ union”
              D7           G
And I hung my head and cried

            
            
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