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Sally, Don't You Grieve, song lyrics

Song: Sally, Don't You Grieve
Lyrics: Woody Guthrie(1)

Music: Woody Guthrie(1)
Year: 1944
Genre:
Country: USA


I just got my army call,
And I run down to the army hall.
Sally come a-runnin' like a cannonball,
And I told her not to grieve after me.

(CHORUS:)
It's-a when I'm gone, Sally, don't you grieve.
It's-a when I'm gone, Sally, don't you grieve.
It's-a when I'm gone, Sally, don't you grieve.
And I told her not to grieve after me.

I'm a-gonna cross that ocean wide,
Army rifle by my side,
When Hitler's beat you can be my bride,
But I told her not to grieve after me.
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(CHORUS)

I'm a-gonna jump in a flyin' machine,
A-loaded full of this a TNT(2),
Stop old Hitler what I mean,
And I told her not to grieve after me.

(CHORUS)

A souvenir I'll send to you,
Send Hirohito and Hitler too.
That's about all one feller can do,
But I told her not to grieve after me.
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(CHORUS)

Sally, get a job and save your pay,
Work your best for the U.S.A..
Write me a letter 'bout ever' day,
And I told her not to grieve after me.

(CHORUS)

If a blackout(3) comes to the old home town,
Sally, won't you pull your curtains down.
If a shade goes up and a ship goes down,
I told her not to grieve after me.

(CHORUS)


Notes:

1 - Woody Guthrie, in Wikipedia.

2 - TNT, high explosive.

3 - Wartime "blackouts" were where lights from buildings and even vehicle headlights were blocked to prevent bombers from seeing them to locate cities, towns and roadways.