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CIVIL WAR

WORDS & MUSIC:   Earl P. Reinhalter



         INTRO:  E - F  (4 times)


                         E          F           E         F
             I.  I was a Vista volunteer to the Stone Age.
                     E             F           E        F
                 the Civil War was raging all around me.
                     E              F             E       F
                 and I proceeded to perpetrate an outrage
                        E               F                Bb
                 on the banjo strummin' lovin' white bourgeoisie.


  INSTRUMENTAL:  Bsus4 - Cmaj7 - Bsus4 - A(add9) - G - F# - F


                          E         F                   E        F
            II.  I had to reinvent electric 'cause they had none.
                   E              F               E      F
                 I wired a box guitar and made it louder.
                     E             F              E       F
                 and that historic power chord number one
                 E               F               Bb
                 woke Jeff Davis at the midnight hour.


  INSTRUMENTAL:  Bsus4 - Cmaj7 - Bsus4 - A(add9) - A9


                      D           G
      CHORUS A:  they put me in a jail,
                 D             G
                 said it was a crime.
                      D               G
                 it's hard to blaze a trail
                              D            G
                 when you're ahead of your time.


  INSTRUMENTAL:  D - G - D - G - D - G
                 D - B7 - E - F
                 E - F - E - F - E - F - E - F


                    E                    F                E      F
           III.  my girlfriend bailed me out.  we did not linger
                           E                  F               E      F
                 'cause we knew the law would love to make us suffer.
                     E                    F                  E      F
                 she chopped her hair off short, I grew mine longer.
                 E         F                    Bb
                 everybody thought we were each other.


  INSTRUMENTAL:  Bsus4 - Cmaj7 - Bsus4 - A(add9) - A9
                 D - G - D - G - D - G
                 D - B7 - E - F - E - F - E - F
                 E - F - E - F - E - F - E - F


                    E                     F               E       F
            IV.  we crashed the Christmas ball one winter evening.
                 E                 F                 E     F
                 we danced all the slow songs double speed.
                         E              F               E         F
                 we were bobbing up and down with heavy breathing.
                      E                     F           Bb       Bsus4
                 they thought we were white slaves that had been freed.


  INSTRUMENTAL:  Bsus4 - Cmaj7 - Bsus4 - A(add9) - A9


                      D           G
      CHORUS B:  they put us in a jail,
                 D             G
                 said it was a crime.
                      D               G
                 it's hard to blaze a trail
                              D            G
                 when you're ahead of your time.


  INSTRUMENTAL:  D - G - E - A - A7


                 D                G
      CHORUS C:  we were still in jail
                      D                    G
                 when they sang Aulde Lang Syne.
                      D             G
                 it's hard to raise bail
                              D            G
                 when you're ahead of your time.


        ENDING:  D - G - D - G - D

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