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Reb lyrics and chords are intended for your personal use only, this is
one of Johnny Horton's historical songs that's fun to pick and sing,
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Johnny Reb recorded by Johnny Horton written by Merle Kilgore C You fought all the way Johnny Reb Johnny Reb You fought all the way Johnny Reb F C Saw you a marchin' with Robert E. Lee G7 You held your head a-high tryin' to win the victory F C You fought for your folks but you didn't die in vain F C Even though you lost they speak highly of your name 'Cause you fought all the way Johnny Reb Johnny Reb You fought all the way Johnny Reb F C I heard your teeth chatter from the cold outside G7 Saw the bullets open up the wounds in your side F C I saw the young boys as they begin to fall F C You had tears in your eyes 'cause you couldn't help at all But you fought all the way Johnny Reb Johnny Reb You fought all the way Johnny Reb F C I saw General Lee raise the sabre in his hand G7 Heard the cannon's roar as you made your last stand F C You marched in the battle with the gray and the red F C When the cannon's smoke cleared took days to count the dead 'Cause you fought all the way Johnny Reb Johnny Reb You fought all the way Johnny Reb F C When "Honest Abe" heard the news about your fall G7 The folks thought he'd call a great victory ball F C But he asked the band to play the song Dixie F C For you Johnny Reb and all that you believed 'Cause you fought all the way Johnny Reb Johnny Reb Yeah you fought all the way Johnny Reb
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Horton loved to sing songs about the Civil War and other conflicts,
Johnny Reb is just one of many hits he had. This is an easy song to do
and will surly capture your audience's attention as the song sheds a
little light on the horrors of war. Print out these Johnny Reb lyrics and chords so you can learn it.