Saturday, May 28, 2016

50,000 Names

Vietnam Memorial "The Wall"




50,000 Names
Recorded by George Jones, Robin & Linda Williams (in A)
Written by Jamie O'Hara


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There's teddy bears and high school rings
C
And old photographs that mommas bring
G                                         D7
The daddies with their young boys playing ball
G
There's combat boots that he used to wear
C
When he was sent over there
G              D7                  G
There's 50,000 names carved in the wall


                                         
There's cigarettes and there's cans of beer
C
And notes that say I miss you dear
G                                      D7
And children who don't say anything at all
G
There's purple hearts and packs of gum
C
Fatherless daughters and fatherless sons
G                  D7                  G
And there's 50,000 names carved in the wall


C
They come from all across this land
G
In pickup trucks and mini-vans
D7                            G
Searching for a boy from long ago
C
They scan the wall and find his name
G
The tear drops fall like pouring rain
D7                                 G
And silently they leave a gift and go

There stars of David and Rosary beads
C
And crucifixion figurines
G                                   D7
And flowers of all colors large and small
G
There's a boy scout badge and a merit pin
C
Little American flags waving in the wind
G                  D7                  G
And there's 50,000 names carved in the wall


             D7                  G
There's 50,000 names carved in the wall
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