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Lyr Req: Searching for a Soldier's Grave (J Anglin

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Subject: Lyr Req: Searching For a Soldier's Grave - WWII
From: wilco
Date: 16 Dec 02 - 01:48 PM

Researching WWII songs. This was recorded by Roy Acuff, need chords too.
Thanks!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Searching For a Soldier's Grave - WWII
From: Sorcha
Date: 16 Dec 02 - 01:51 PM

Lyrics and chords here.


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Subject: ADDPOP: Searching For a Soldier's Grave
From: Joe Offer
Date: 16 Dec 02 - 07:32 PM

Copied from the site Sorcha linked to.
-Joe Offer-


Searching For A Soldier's Grave
As sung by Hank Williams

Written by Jim Anglin (1913-1987), who sold the copyright to Roy Acuff (this was the case even with This World Can't Stand Long); it's been recorded by The Blue Sky Boys, Hank Williams, et al., and by Ralph Stanley (on Pray For The Boys), which is probably the source of Dylan's version.

Performed by Bob Dylan on various occasions since the first performance in Portland, OR, Jun 15 2000

Tabbed and transcribed by Eyolf Østrem (who personally thinks it's a rather silly song...) (although Hank Williams considered it "one of the purdyest songs I reckon anybody ever wrote" - "all for poppa during WWII")





C . . |. /b /a | G . . .| C . . | . . . | . . . | . . .


    C                                 F
You asked me, stranger, why I made this journey
C                                           G
Why I crossed three thousand miles of ocean waves.
    C                                    F
Like many others my loved one was killed in action.
C          G                C
And that's why I'm here; I'm searchin' for his grave.

Somewhere her among these many thousands
Of Americans who all died, true and brave,
That's where I know I'll find him restin'
So I'm here; I'm searchin' for his grave.

Beside each crossmark here all around me
I'll kneel down and gladly say a prayer
For all their loved ones back home across the ocean
Whose heart like mine is buried over here.

Somewhere here among these many thousands
Of Americans who all died true and brave,
That's where I know I'll find him restin'
So I'm here; I'm searchin' for his grave.

When I come to the spot where he's sleepin',
I know it will cause more heartaches inside,
But I long to be by his side once more and tell him,
Tell him I love him, and I will until I die

Somewhere here among these many thousands
Of Americans who all died true and brave,
That's where I know I'll find him restin'
So I'm here; I'm searchin' for his grave.


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