Johnny Cash - The Big Battle Chords

 
         
         
         
         
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X
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2 fr
         
         
         
         
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5 fr
         
         
         
         
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5 fr
         
         
         
         
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7 fr
         
         
         
         
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1
         
         
         
         
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3 fr
         
         
         
         
X
X
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5 fr
         
         
         
         
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7 fr
         
         
         
         
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10 fr
         
         
         
         
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12 fr
         
         
         
         
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5 fr
         
         
         
         
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10 fr
         
         
         
         
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7 fr
         
         
         
         
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10 fr
         
         
         
         
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No chord
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo

Intro

A A A A

AI think, sir, the battle is over; And the young soldier lay down his gun. E7 I'm tired of running for cover; I'm certain the battle is done. A O'er seaD over there where we fought them A It's qE7uiet, for they've all gone away. A All left is the dead and the dyin', the bluE7e lyin' long side the grave. A

Interlude

G G G G

So, yoGu think the battle is over, and you even lay down your gun. D7 You carelessly rise from your cover, for you think the battle is done. G Now, boy,C hit the dirt, listen to me, G for ID7'm still the one in command. G D7 Get flaGt on the ground here beside me and layD7 your ear to the sand. G

Interlude

A A A A

Can youA here the deafening rumble? Can you feel the trembling ground? E7 It's just the horses and wagons that make such deafening sound. A For evD'ry shot fired had an echo A and evE7'ry man killed wanted life. A E7 AThere lies your friend, Jim McKinney. Can youE7 take the news to his wife? A

Interlude

G G G G

GNo, son, the battle's not over; the battle has only begun. D7 The rest of the battle will cover the part that has blackened the sun. G The figCht yet to come's not with cannons, G Nor wilD7l the fight be hand to hand. G D7 GNo one will regroup the forces; No chaD7rge will a gen'ral command. G

Interlude

A A A A

The batAtle will rage in the bosom of mother and sweetheart and wife. E7 Brother and sister and daughter will grieve for the rest of their lives. A Now, quietD, rise from your cover. A Be thaE7nkful that God let you live, A E7 to gAo fight the rest of the battle for thE7ose who gave all they could give. A

Interlude

G G G G

I Gsee, sir, the battle's not over; the battle has only begun. D7 The rest of the battle will cover this part that has blackened the sun. G For thoCugh there's no sound of the cannon, G and thoD7ugh there's no smoke in the sky, G D7 I'm drGoppin' my gun and the saber, and reaDdy for battle am I. G