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GUEST,Pavel From Russia Songs About Vietnam Part II (101* d) Lyr/Chords Add: DRIVE ON (Johnny Cash) 26 Feb 10


Drive On
Written by Johnny Cash
Published by Song of Cash Inc. ASCAP

E

E                               E7
I got a friend named Whiskey Sam
          A                              
He was my boonierat buddy for a year in Nam
    B7                                       
He said is my country just a little off track
          E                   B7               E
Took 'em twenty-five years to welcome me back
          E                                  E7
But, it's better than not coming back at all
A                        
Many a good man I saw fall
B7                              
And even now, every time I dream
            E                         B7             E
I hear the men and the monkeys in the jungle scream

|       E                     
|Drive on, it don't mean nothin'
|       B7                     E               
|My children love me , but they don't understand
|    A                E            
|And I got a woman who knows her man
|                              B7    E
|Drive on, don't mean nothin', drive on

I remember one night, Tex and me
Rappelled in on a hot L.Z.
We had our 16's on rock and roll
But, with all that fire, I was scared and cold
We were crazy, we were wild
And I have seen the tiger smile
I spit in a bamboo viper's face
And I'd be dead , but by God's grace

{chorus}

It was a real slow walk in a real sad rain
And nobody tried to be John Wayne
I came home, but Tex did not
And I can't talk about the hit he got
I got a little limp now when I walk
Got a little tremolo when I talk
But my letter read from Whiskey Sam
You're a walkin' talkin' miracle from Vietnam

{chorus}


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