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AnneMC Lyr Req: Drummer Boy (from Willie Norton) (5) Drummer Boy-Willie Norton- lyrics help 10 Feb 11

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.

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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