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The Og Origins/Chords: Faded Coat of Blue (24) RE: Chords Req: Faded Coat of Blue 11 May 21

This post may be way too late, but this is the way I do it (Based on the version of the Dry Branch Fire Squad)...

Faded Coat of Blue (C)
By JH McNaughton (1865)…recorded by the Carter Family (1927-35)

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Oh my brave lad he sleeps in his faded coat of blue,
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In a cold, lonely grave lays a heart that beat so true,
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Oh he fell cold and hungry among the vanquished brave,
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And they laid him to rest within a nameless grave.

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   No more the bugle calls the weary one,
   Rest noble spirit in a grave unknown,
   We may find you and know you…
among the good and true,
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   When a robe of white is given for a faded coat of blue.

Oh he cried "Give me water, and just a little crumb,
And my daddy he will bless you for all the years to come,
And tell my dear mother so gentle, kind, and true,
I will meet her up in heaven in my faded coat of blue.

Now long years passed and though he came no more,
Still my heart with startling beat with each footstep at the door,
Though I gaze on the hillside where he made his last adieu,
Still no gallant lad I see there in his faded coat of blue.

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