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Chords: Draft Dodger Rag

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AUTOMATION SONG
BOUND FOR GLORY
CHANGES
CHORDS OF FAME
DRAFT DODGER RAG
FLOWER LADY
HILLS OF WEST VIRGINIA
I AIN'T MARCHIN' ANYMORE
I'M GOING TO SAY IT NOW
IN THE HEAT OF THE SUMMER
IS THERE ANYBODY HERE?
JIM DEAN OF INDIANA
LINKS ON THE CHAIN
LOVE ME, I'M A LIBERAL
LOVE ME, I'M A LIBERAL
NO MORE SONGS
ONE MORE PARADE
OUTSIDE OF A SMALL CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
PHIL
PLEASURES OF THE HARBOR
SMALL CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
TALKING BIRMINGHAM JAM
THAT WAS THE PRESIDENT AND THAT WAS THE MAN
THAT WAS THE PRESIDENT, THAT WAS THE MAN 2
THAT'S THE WAY IT'S GONNA BE
THE POWER AND THE GLORY
THE WAR IS OVER
THERE BUT FOR FORTUNE
TOO MANY MARTYRS
WHAT'S THAT I HEAR? (FREEDOM CALLING)
WHEN I'M GONE


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tradsteve 31 Dec 99 - 05:16 PM
DonMeixner 31 Dec 99 - 06:21 PM
MarkS 31 Dec 99 - 08:54 PM
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bseed(charleskratz) 31 Dec 99 - 11:29 PM
tradsteve 01 Jan 00 - 04:56 AM
raredance 01 Jan 00 - 11:24 AM
HARD LUCK SKONK 31 Aug 00 - 09:45 PM
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Subject: Chords: Draft Dodger Rag
From: tradsteve
Date: 31 Dec 99 - 05:16 PM

Can somebody give me the chords to "Draft Dodger Rag"? Thanks


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Subject: RE: Chords: Draft Dodger Rag
From: DonMeixner
Date: 31 Dec 99 - 06:21 PM

Steve,

Point your search engine to "Phil Ochs". His site has all his songs and most all with chords. Easy to get to.

But try a cycle of fifths in the key of your choice.

G - E7 - A7 - D7 - C - G something like that is what I used to play years back on the auto harp. then whe I played it on guitar I'd slide them all up a half step to sharp them.

G - G# - E7 - E#7 - and so on.

But look for the site

Don


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Subject: RE: Chords: Draft Dodger Rag
From: MarkS
Date: 31 Dec 99 - 08:54 PM

Try this

"I'm only sixteen, got a ruptured spleen,and I always carry a purse. I'm blind as a bat and my feet are flat and my asthmas getting worse. Think of my career, my sweetheart dear, and my poor old invalud aunt, Blank blank blank blank blank blank blank balnk, and I,m working in a defense plant"

Best I can do. When you hit the mid century mark on the calender, only two bad things happen. The first is you loose your memory, and I cannot remember the second. MarkS


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Subject: RE: Chords: Draft Dodger Rag
From: MarkS
Date: 31 Dec 99 - 08:56 PM

Now that I read the post again, I see the request was for chords rather than chorus. Just points out my last comment about aging!!!


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Subject: Chords Add: DRAFT DODGER RAG (Phil Ochs)
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 31 Dec 99 - 11:29 PM

    

THE DRAFT DODGER RAG


G E7 A7
I¹m just a typical American boy, from a typical American town,
D7 G DY G
I believe in God and Senator Dodd and keepin' old Castro down;
E7 A7
And when it came my time to serve, I knew better dead than red,
D7 G D7 G
But when I got to my old draft board, buddy, this is what I said--

The chorus and the other verses follow the same pattern--roughly the same chord pattern as for "Salty Dog."

--seed


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Subject: RE: Chords: Draft Dodger Rag
From: tradsteve
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 04:56 AM

I thank you immensly, everybody! -Steve-


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Subject: Chords Add: DRAFT DODGER RAG (Phil Ochs)
From: raredance
Date: 01 Jan 00 - 11:24 AM

"The Complete Phil Ochs" songbook lists the following set of chords. I always dropped it down a step to F, since my uneducated fingers could manage the F-F#-G progression more easily than G-G#-A.

(G)I'm just a typical American boy from (G#)a (A)typical American town,
I be-(D7)lieve in God and Senator Dodd and in keeping old Castro (G)down
And when it came my time to serve I (G#)knew (A)better dead than red,
But (D7)when I got to my old draft board, Buddy, this is what I (G)said.

This song was not horrendously popular in 1965 when I highschool group I was in sang it in southern Wisconsin dairy country

rich r


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Subject: DRAFT DODGER RAG
From: HARD LUCK SKONK
Date: 31 Aug 00 - 09:45 PM

IS PHIL OCHS' VERSION THE ONLY ONE OR WAS THERE AN EARLIER ONE FROM EITHER WW II OR KOREA?


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Subject: Info Req: DRAFT DODGER RAG
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 Aug 00 - 10:19 PM

Hi - just for the record, we have that song in the database - click here (you may know that). Chords are here. All the sources I checked say it was written by Ochs and copyrighted in 1964.
Skonk, I can't imagine that Ochs adapted this from an earlier song, but I may be dead wrong on that.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Chords: Draft Dodger Rag
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 Aug 00 - 10:23 PM

Well, Rich (who posted in January), it was tremendously popular in 1968, when we used to sing it in a Catholic seminary in Milwaukee...
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: DRAFT DODGER RAG
From: HARD LUCK SKONK
Date: 01 Sep 00 - 05:54 PM

THANKS JOE, I COULD HAVE SWORN THAT I HAD HEARD THE SONG BEFORE 1964, ABOUT '61. O WELL . THANKS AGAIN


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Subject: RE: Chords: Draft Dodger Rag
From: raredance
Date: 01 Sep 00 - 06:51 PM

Joe, this isn't going to go down as one of your faster responses.

rich r


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