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Bert Hansell 23 Jun 97 - 02:57 PM
Gene 23 Jun 97 - 09:11 PM
Les Blank 23 Jun 97 - 09:57 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: I'M YOUR FLAG
From: Bert Hansell
Date: 23 Jun 97 - 02:57 PM

Now that time of the year is here I am going to take the liberty of sharing one of my songs with you

I have included the chords and melody line but it is a bit beyond my ablitiy to notate the timing correctly.

Oooh er, the cut and paste looks a bit odd in this create window, hope it comes out alright

I'm your Flag

| A A A A | B A G# F#| E F# E D | C#
A E7 A
|Gather 'round this |flagpole I've a |song to sing for |you

E E | E B, B, C# | D C# E | E F# E D | C#
E7 A
I'm the |flag that you see |flying, the |old Red, White and |Blue.

A | A A A |A B A G# F# | E F# E D | C#
E7 A
So |wave to me |Americans and |I'll wave back to |you

E E | E B, B, C# | D C# B, C# | D D C# B, | A,
E7 A E7 A
I'm your |flag and I'm your |freedom, I'm your |flag and I love |you.

The red is for the blood you shed to keep me flying free
The blue is for the sad times, we shared you and me
The white it stands for freedom, and truth and purity
and it's freedom keeps me flying and my flying keeps us free.

So if you see them tear me down and throw me to the floor,
remember they can't hurt me; I've survived much worse before
and when you see them burn me and you know they're doing wrong,
remember they're just proving that it's freedom makes me strong.

It's freedom that you must protect to keep me flying high.
If you protect that freedom then I will never die.
Salute me when you see me, just a friendly wave will do.
I'm your flag and I'm your freedom, I'm your flag and I love you.

Copyright
Bert Hansell, 1994


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Subject: RE: 4th. of July Songs.
From: Gene
Date: 23 Jun 97 - 09:11 PM

Looking for the lyrics to a record/video made by Tommy Cash, Tom T. Hall, Johnny Cash and George Jones a few years ago...

Line goes:

I know you burned your flag but I'm sure glad you couldn't/didn't burn mine.


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Subject: RE: 4th. of July Songs.
From: Les Blank
Date: 23 Jun 97 - 09:57 PM

Gene :

Several years ago the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo had

The Highwaymen (Cash, Kristofferson,Jennings and Nelson)

for two shows. (I went both nights !!) The song you mentioned

was done by Johnny Cash and was very impressive with a hugh

Old Glory (on video) waving the entire height of the stage.

The line was part of a recitation that broke the song and I

wish I could remember more of it. Let me tell you, though,

it brought tears to this old redneck's eyes. If you do find

it, please post or e-mail me. Thanks !! Les


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