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MacArthur's Hand lyrics and chords

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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

Repeat #2

C G
Yes I once shook the great MacArthur's hand

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