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Thread #54088   Message #838406
Posted By: Jim Krause
01-Dec-02 - 03:44 PM
Thread Name: Draft Dodging Songs?
Subject: RE: Draft Dodging Songs?
Some verses I once penned to Charlie Poole's You Ain't Talkin' to Me.


I saw a sign in a window
While walking up town one day
"Join the Army, see the world."
Is what it had to say.
"You'll see exciting places
With a jolly crew
You'll meet interesting people
And learn to kill them, too."

CHORUS:
Oh you ain't talkin' to me.
You ain't talking to me.
I may be crazy and all like that
But I got good sense, you see.
You ain't talkin' to me.
You ain't talking to me.
Killin' with a gun
Don't sound like fun,
You ain't talkin to me.

I heard that a general
Had died and gone to rest.
He met St. Peter at the Pearly Gates
And asked if he'd stood the test.
"I prayed for the troops
That they'd not go astray."
St. Peter looked at him both long and hard
And here's what he had to say:

CHORUS:
"Oh you ain't talkin' to me.
You ain't talking to me.
I may be crazy and all like that
But I got good sense, you see.
You ain't talkin' to me.
You ain't talking to me.
I'll tell you again,
War's a sin.
You ain't talkin' to me."
Jim