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Jim Dixon Tune Req: That Crazy War (13) Lyr Add: THAT CRAZY WAR (from Lulu Belle & Scotty) 06 Dec 13


This may be a bit redundant, but it should at least have fewer typos than the version in the DT:


THAT CRAZY WAR
As sung by Lulu Belle & Scotty on "Vintage Disaster Songs" (2010)

1. Now over there across the sea they've got another war,
But, oh, I wonder if they know just what they're fightin' for
In that war, that crazy war.

2. In nineteen seventeen, you know, we helped 'em win their fight,
But all we got was a lesson in what Sherman said was right,
In that war, that crazy war.

3. I was a simple country lad; I'd lived down on the farm.
I'd never even killed a gnat nor done a body harm,
Until that war, that crazy war.

4. One day the sheriff caught me; said, "Come along, my son.
Your Uncle Sam is needin' you to help him tote a gun,
In that war, that crazy war."

5. They took me down to the courthouse; my head was in a whirl,
And when the doctors passed on me, I wished I'd been a girl,
In that war, that crazy war.

6. They took me out to the rifle range to hear the bullets sing.
I shot and shot that whole day long and never hit a thing,
In that war, that crazy war.

7. The captain said to fire at will, and I said, "Who is he?"
The old fool got so ravin' mad he fired his gun at me,
In that war, that crazy war.

8. When first we got to sunny France, I looked around with glee,
But rain and kilometers was all that I could see,
In that war, that crazy war.

9. A cannonball flew overhead; I started home right then.
The corporal he was after me but the general beat us in,
In that war, that crazy war.

10. And now we're back at home again from over there in France.
The enemy lost the battle and we lost all our pants
In that war, that crazy war.

[Michael Cooney sings the following additional verses on "The Cheese Stands Alone" (1968).]

They fed me on potatoes and beans three times a day.
I thought the hogs must all be dead and the hens had ceased to lay
In that war, that crazy war.

I run all over Europe just tryin' to save my life.
There will come another war; I'll send my darling wife
To that war, that crazy war.

Now wars may come and wars may go, but get this on your mind:
There will come another war and I'll be hard to find
In that war, that crazy war.


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