Phil Ochs - Draft Dodger Rag Chords & Tabs


Draft Dodger Rag Chords & Tabs

Phil Ochs Chords & Tabs

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Draft Dodger Rag Chords

This is the way Phil played it at the Democratic Convention......

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I'm just a typical American boy from a typical American town.
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I believe in God and Senator Dodd and in keeping old Castro down.
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And when it came my time to serve, I knew better dead than red.
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But when I got to my ol' draft board, buddy this is what I said:
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"Sarge, I'm only eighteen, I got a ruptured spleen,
And I always carry a purse.
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I got eyes like a bat, and my feet are flat, and my asthma's getting worse.
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Oh, think of my career, my sweetheart dear, my poor old invalid aunt.
Besides, I ain't no fool, I'm going to school,
And I'm working in a defense plant.

I got a dislocated disc, and a racked up back,
I'm allergic to flowers and bugs,
And when the bombshell hits I get epileptic fits
And I'm addicted to a thousand drugs.
I got the weakness woes, I can't touch my toes,
I can hardly reach my knees.
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And if the enemy came close to me, I'd probably start to sneeze."

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I hate Chou En Lai and I hope he dies, but one thing you gotta see,
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That someone's gotta go over there, and that someone isn't me.
So I wish you well, Sarge, give 'em hell,
Yeah, kill me a thousand or so.
And if you ever get a war without blood and gore,
Well I'll be the first to go.

my friend tabbed it so i wont take credit