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    "Soldier's Joy, 1864" Lyrics

    Guy Clark

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    First I thought a snake had got me it happened dreadful quick
    T'was a bullet bit my leg, right off I got sick
    I came to in a wagon load of ten more wounded men
    Five was dead by the time we reached that bloody tent

    Gimme some of that Soldier's Joy, you know what I mean
    I don't want to hurt no more my leg is turnin' green

    The doctor came and looked at me and this is what he said
    Your dancin' days are done, son, it's a wonder you ain't dead
    Then he went to work with a carvin' knife sweat fell from his brow
    'Bout killed me tryin' to save my life when he cut that lead ball out

    Give me some of that Soldier's Joy, ain't you got no more
    Hand me down my walkin' cane I ain't cut out for war

    Red blood run right through my veins run all over the floor
    Run right down his apron strings like a river out the door
    He handed me a bottle and said, son drink deep as you can
    He turned away then he turned right back with a hacksaw in his hand

    Gimme some of that Soldier's Joy you know what I like
    Bear down on that fiddle boys just like Saturday night

    Gimme some of that Soldier's Joy you know what I crave
    I'll be hittin' that Soldier's Joy til I'm in my grave
    This song was submitted on September 17th, 2013 and last modified on November 23rd, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.
    Written by Guy Clark, Shawn Camp.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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