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MacArthur's Hand lyrics and chords are intended for your personal use
only, it's a very emotional patriotic song about some of our veterans
recorded by Cal Smith.
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MacArthur's Hand Recorded by Cal Smith Written by Don Wayne
G C G D7 G With high cheekbones and dark sad eyes and shaggy coarse black hair C G D7 The old man squared his shoulders and returned the judge's stare G C G D7 G When the judge pronounced him guilty to the charge of vagrancy C Bm C D7 G He said I've heard Your Honor now Your Honor you hear me
C G For I once shook the great MacArthur's hand C G D7 He pinned his medal on me cause I was his kind of man G G7 C G I stood my ground in that red hot hell when brave men turned and ran D7 G Yes I once shook the great MacArthur's hand
C G D7 G I've got no job or money just a few old ragged clothes C G D7 But I'm not a thief or beggar and it's no crime to be broke G C G D7 G I hadn't harmed a single soul when they arrested me C Bm C D7 G I was fit to fight your war am I not fit to walk your streets
C G D7 G Now I came through that war unharmed that's what the records show C G D7 But MacArthur fell and saw the scars that war left on my soul G C G D7 G And frankly I don't give a damn what your kind thinks of me C Bm C D7 G I earned a great man's handshake and that's all the pride I need
C G Yes I once shook the great MacArthur's hand
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