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Salute To A Switchblade lyrics and chords

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Salute To A Switchblade lyrics and chords are intended for your personal use only, it's a fun to do song written and recorded by Tom T Hall.

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Salute To A Switchblade
Written and recorded by Tom T. Hall

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Me and Yates an army buddy of mine
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Were doing three years in Germany at the time

We came upon these Frauleins in the bar
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Yates said darf isch zee be-gleit-en they said ya
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And darf isch zee be-gleit-en means can we sit with you all


Oh we must have drunk ten quarts of German beer
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My conscience and my sinuses were clear

I asked that Fraulein if she was a spy
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She said nein but do bis ain bissel high
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A condition not uncommon to the American soldier


Well later on I went to be excused
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When I returned I was a bit confused

Yates and his Fraulein had hit the air
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Another guy was sitting in my chair
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A young soldier whom we shall get to know better


I said excuse me Mister that's my seat
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I'd like to have it back sir if you please

That girl's a nurse and I've been awful sick
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The man looked up at me and said mox-nix
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Which means that he wad not overly concerned with my health


Next thing I knew he had a switchblade knife
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Lord I didn't know that Fraulein was his wife

I took off through that Gasthaus like a fool
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Behind me I heard the crashing stools
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As the police would say he was in hot pursuit


Well the waitress yelled there's MPs on the way
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That's one more reason I didn't want to stay

As I went out the window something went swish
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And I giggled all the way home knowing he missed
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At the time it seemed like a laughing matter


But next morning my coat was lying there on the bunk
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And when I saw that coat it made me jump

That man had cut my coat right down the back
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A little bit more and they'd been playing me taps
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And knowing the sad nature of that song I would decline it


Well later on I heard that guy got stabbed
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They sent him home and didn't that make me glad

On love and marriage I want to say one thing
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Oh lady if you're married wear that ring

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And the army has a new policy if you can't move it paint it
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If it has a switchblade knife salute it
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Not necessarily an incident one would want to write Mother about
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Germany being full of good soldiers good people

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