Draft Dodge Rag - chords, tab and comments
Once upon a time in the east there was a war ... well, there still is, here and there. But this one led to anti-war motions and pacifist demonstrations throughout the whole world, to an extent never seen before. Singers and musicians of all kinds gathered in protest, and hundreds of songs issued from this. A few of them are included with my album; among them this humoristic one about how to dodge the whole rotten war ... from Phil Ochs' 1965 Elektra album "I Ain't Marching anymore".
Oh, I'm just a typical American boy from a typical American town
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I believe in God and Senator Dodd and a-keepin' old Castro down
And when it came my time to serve I knew "better dead than red"
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But when I got to my old draft board, buddy, this is what I said: