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Draftee's Blues When you look into your mailbox and you find your questionnaire When you look into your mailbox and you find your questionnaire If you pass your 'xamination, won't nothing help you but prayer. They will take you to the depot and put you on the train, Yes, they'll take you to the depot - put you on the train, And the Good Lord only knows if you'll be comin' home again, You may be mean as a lion, you may be gentle as a lamb, You may be mean as a lion - gentle as a lamb, Just take your mind off your wife and put it on Uncle Sam. They will train you with a rifle - Lord, with a hand grenade, They will train you with a rifle - Lord, with a hand grenade, So when you meet that Nazi, man, you won't be afraid. I want all of you draftees to put your mind on your training car I want all of you draftees to put your mind on your training car So when you meet old Hitler, your powder won't be damp. I want to tell you women just as easy as I can, I want to tell all you women - easy as I can, Uncle Sam ain't no woman but he sure can take your man. Printed in Silverman, American History Songbook SOF
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