Wm Pollock's Pianobook

Andersonville

    (Dave Alvin)

Capo 3

(Am)In the spring of (G)'61 I kissed my mother good-(Am)bye
I put on a blue (G)uniform and I fought for Lincoln's (Am)side
'Til (G)I got caught by (Am)Johnny Reb
In the (G)woods near Chapel (E)Hill
I (Am)wish to God he would have (C)killed me then
But he (G)sent me to Anderson(Am)ville (G) (Am)

My uniform is (G)faded and there's no boots upon my (Am)feet
And I'm pulling worms out (G)of the mud
'Cause there's nothing else to (Am)eat
And the (G)rebs can't even (Am)feed there own
So (G)there's no way they can (E)fill the (Am)bellies of the (C)Yankees
(G)Starving in Anderson(Am)ville

Some (G)men are born to (Am)preach God's word
(G)Some men are born to (E)kill
And I (Am)guess that I was (C)only born
To (G)die in Anderson(Am)ville (G) (Am)

I dug a hole with my (G)bare hands in the red Georgia (Am)clay
'Cause there ain't no shelter (G)from the sun
Or the cold wind, or the (Am)rain
And I'm (G)too damn weak to stand (Am)up at all
So I (G)just lay quiet and (E)still
And they can (Am)bury me in the (C)hole I dug
When I (G)die in Anderson(Am)ville

Some (G)men are born to (Am)preach God's word
(G)Some men are born to (E)kill
And I (Am)guess that I was (C)only born
To (G)die in Anderson(Am)ville (G) (Am)

(G)(Am)(G)(Am)(G)(E )(Am) (C) (G) (Am)

I dream the same dream (G)every night
Of a woman that I've never (Am)known
She's standing by a (G)warm fireside
And she whispers that I've come (Am)home
(G)Every morning (Am)when I wake
I (G)pray someday that (E)she'll
(Am)Lay a flower (C)on my grave
When I (G)die in Anderson(Am)ville

Some (G)men are born to (Am)preach God's word
(G)Some men are born to (E)kill
And I (Am)guess that I was (C)only born
To (G)die in Anderson(Am)ville 
And I (Am)guess that I was (C)only born
To (G)die in Anderson(Am)ville