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Lyr Req: Drummer Boy (from Willie Norton)

AnneMC 10 Feb 11 - 11:44 PM
AnneMC 15 Feb 11 - 01:36 PM
RunrigFan 15 Feb 11 - 06:56 PM
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Subject: Drummer Boy-Willie Norton- lyrics help
From: AnneMC
Date: 10 Feb 11 - 11:44 PM

Can anyone help where I can't catch the words for this song about civil war drummer boys?
Also any suggestions about chords would be appreciated.

DRUMMER BOY
sung by Willie Norton


CHORUS:         He's going off to be a drummer boy
                He's going off to be a drummer boy
                Going off to be a drummer boy
                He's fighting with the Union plan

His brother is of a different opinion
His brother 's wearing grey
This war ain't done nothing but
divide this country in two

Well, they say this weren't about slavery
One thing you best understand
This war 's about the federation and their union plan
If the union wins this war, the land will never be the same
No matter black or white, we'll live in economic chains

Well there used to be four ----- on the farm
No ------ where I used to work
Some were black and some were white
But we all dug in that dirt

When the evening came around
we'd sit around the open flame
Play a fiddle and guitar -
To the good Lord we'd sing
        
Ain't no crops in the field,
there ain't no crops no more
Only tombstones growing there
and that's due to this war


Well one thing 'bout slavery
and that I understand
Just 'cos a man ain't wearing chains
Don't make him less than a man

Man was born oh yeah (?)
Man was born to be free
Just like he takes a stand,
just like my brothers and me


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Subject: RE: Drummer Boy-Willie Norton- lyrics help
From: AnneMC
Date: 15 Feb 11 - 01:36 PM

Refresh


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Subject: Lyr Add: DRUMMER BOY (Willie Norton)
From: RunrigFan
Date: 15 Feb 11 - 06:56 PM

CHORUS: He's going off to be a drummer boy.
He's going off to be a drummer boy,
Going off to be a drummer boy.
He's fighting with the Union Plan.

His brother is no different opinion.
His brother is wearing grey.
This war ain't done nothing but
Divide this country in two. CHORUS

Well, they say this weren't about slavery.
One thing you best understand.
This war's about the federation and their union plan.
If the union wins this war, the land never be the same.
No matter black or white, we'll live in economic chains. CHORUS

Well there used to be four felony on the farm,
No one where I used to work.
Some are black and some are white,
But we all dug in that dirt.

When the evening came around,
We'd sit around the open flame,
Play a fiddle and guitar
To the good Lord we'd sing: CHORUS

Ain't no crops in the field,
There ain't no crops no more,
Only tombstones growing there,
And that's due to this war. CHORUS

*INSTUMENTAL*

Well one thing 'bout slavery
And that I understand
Just 'cos a man ain't wearing chains
Don't make him less than a man.

Man was born, oh yeahhhhh,
Man was born to be free,
Just like he'd take a stand,
Just like my brothers and me. CHORUS


Any questions just ask?


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Subject: RE: Drummer Boy-Willie Norton- lyrics help
From: AnneMC
Date: 18 Feb 11 - 02:48 AM

Many thanks, RunrigFan. Your help is much appreciated.
Do you play it? What chord sequence would you suggest?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drummer Boy (from Willie Norton)
From: RunrigFan
Date: 20 Feb 11 - 09:52 PM

I dont know music Im afaid :(


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