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That Crazy War, song lyrics

Song: That Crazy War
Lyrics: Scotty Wiseman(1)

Music: Scotty Wiseman
Year: 1940(2)
Genre: Country
Country: USA


Now over there across the sea,
they've got another war
But oh, I wonder if they know
Just what they're fighting for,
In that war, that crazy war.

In 1917, you know, we helped
them win their fight,
But all we got was a lesson
In what Shernman said was right,
In that war, that crazy war.

I was a simple country lad,
I lived down on the farm
I'd never even killed a gnat
nor done a body harm,
Until that war, that crazy war.

One day the sheriff caught me,
said "Come along, my son
Your Uncle Sam is needing
you to help him tote a gun
In that war, that crazy war."
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They took me down to the courthouse,
my head was in a whirl,
And when the doctors passed on me,
I wished I'd been a girl,
In that war, that crazy war.

They took me out to the
rifle range to hear the bullets sing,
I shot and shot that whole day long
And never hit a thing
In that war, that crazy war.

The captain said to fire
at will and I said who is he,
The old fool got so raving mad
He fired his gun at me
In that war, that crazy war.
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When first we got to sunny France,
I looked around with glee,
But rain and kil-o-meters
Was all that I could see,
In that war, that crazy war.

A cannonball flew overhead,
I started home right then
The corporal he was after me
But the general beat us in
In that war, that crazy war.

And now we're back at home
again from over there in France,
The enemy lost the battle
And we lost all our pants
In that war, that crazy war

I run all over Europe
a-trying to save my life,
There will come another war,
I'll send my darling wife
In that war, that crazy war.

Well, wars may come and wars may go,
but get this on your mind,
There will come another war,
I'll be hard to find
In that war, that crazy war.


Note:

1 - Scotty Wiseman, from the Country Music Hall of Fame.

2 - Sung by Lulu Belle & Scotty, Okeh records 06103, Sept. 24, 1940 and on Matrix WC-3313-A

3 - Jerry Silverman's Folk Song Encyclopedia v.2, and the New Lost City Ramblers Song Book, p.118