My Father’s Gun

 
Eb 
 
Db 
 
Ab 
Eb 
 
Db 
 
Ab 
Eb 
 
Db 
 
Ab 
Eb 
 
Db 
 
Ab 
 
Eb 
From this day on I
Abmaj7 
own my father’s gun  
Gm 
 
Gm7 
Cm 
We dug his shallow
Cm/Bb 
grave beneath the
Ab 
sun
Bb 
I laid his broken
G7/B 
body 
 
down
Cm 
below 
 
the
Cm/Bb 
souther
Ab 
 
land
Db 
It wouldn’t do to
Cm 
bury him  
Ab 
where any Yankee  
Bb 
stands
 
Eb 
I’ll take my horse and I’ll  
Ab 
ride the northern  
Gm 
plai
Gm7 
n
Cm 
To wear the colour of the  
Cm/Bb 
greys and join the fight
Ab 
again
Bb 
I’ll not rest  
G7/B 
until I know the
Cm 
cause 
 
is
Cm/Bb 
fought and  
Ab 
won
Db 
From this day on
Cm 
until I die
Ab 
I’ll wear my father’s
Eb 
gun

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G7 
I’d like to know where the ri
Cm 
verboat 
 
 
Bb 
sail
Ab 
 
tonight
G7 
To New Orleans well t
Cm 
hat’s 
 
just
Bb 
fine
Ab 
alright
 
`Cause there’s  
F 
fighting there and the
Bb 
company 
 
needs
G7/B 
men  
Cm 
 
Cm/Bb 
 
So  
Ab 
slip us a rope and
Bb 
sail on round the  
Db/Eb 
bend  
Ab/Eb 
 
Eb 
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As soon as this is over we’ll go home

To plant the seeds of justice in our bones
To watch the children growing and see the women sewing
There’ll be laughter when the bells of freedom ring

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G7 
I’d like to know where the ri
Cm 
verboat 
 
 
Bb 
sail
Ab 
 
tonight
G7 
To New Orleans well t
Cm 
hat’s 
 
just
Bb 
fine
Ab 
alright
 
`Cause there’s  
F 
fighting there and the
Bb 
company 
 
needs
G7/B 
men  
Cm 
 
Cm/Bb 
 
So  
Ab 
slip us a rope and
Bb 
sail on round the  
Db/Eb 
bend  
Ab/Eb 
 
Eb 
{eoc}

{soc}

G7 
I’d like to know where the ri
Cm 
verboat 
 
 
Bb 
sail
Ab 
 
tonight
G7 
To New Orleans well t
Cm 
hat’s 
 
just
Bb 
fine
Ab 
alright
 
`Cause there’s  
F 
fighting there and the
Bb 
company 
 
needs
G7/B 
men  
Cm 
 
Cm/Bb 
 
So  
Ab 
slip us a rope and
Bb 
sail on round the  
Db/Eb 
bend  
Ab/Eb 
 
Eb 
{eoc}

{soc}

G7 
I’d like to know where the ri
Cm 
verboat 
 
 
Bb 
sail
Ab 
 
tonight
G7 
To New Orleans well t
Cm 
hat’s 
 
just
Bb 
fine
Ab 
alright
 
`Cause there’s  
F 
fighting there and the
Bb 
company 
 
needs
G7/B 
men  
Cm 
 
Cm/Bb 
 
So  
Ab 
slip us a rope and
Bb 
sail on round the  
Db/Eb 
bend  
Ab/Eb 
 
Eb 
{eoc}

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