I Ain't Marchin' Anymore

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Phil Ochs

Philip David Ochs ( /ˈoʊks/; December 19, 1940 – April 9, 1976) was an American protest singer (or, as he preferred, a topical singer) and songwriter who was known for his sharp wit, sardonic humor, earnest humanism, political activism, insightful and alliterative lyrics, and distinctive voice.… more »

Oh I marched to the battle of New Orleans 
        G          C            D
At the end of the early British war
G                      C
The young land started growing
The young blood started flowing
    C        Am          D
But I ain't marchin' anymore 

For I've killed my share of Indians 
In a thousand different fights 
I was there at the Little Big Horn
I heard many men lying 
I saw many more dying 
But I ain't marchin' anymore 

             C                 G
        It's always the old to lead us to the war
        C               Am       D
        It's always the young to fall
        Now look at all we've won with the sabre and the gun
        Tell me is it worth it all

For I stole California from the Mexican land
 Fought in the bloody Civil War
Yes I even killed my brother 
And so many others 
And I ain't marchin' anymore 

For I marched to the battles of the German trench
In a war that was bound to end all wars
Oh I must have killed a million men
And now they want me back again 
But I ain't marchin' anymore 


For I flew the final mission in the Japanese sky
Set off the mighty mushroom roar
When I saw the cities burning
I knew that I was learning 
That I ain't marchin' anymore 

Now the labor leader's screamin' when they close the missile plants,
 United Fruit screams at the Cuban shore,
Call it "Peace" or call it "Treason,"
Call it "Love" or call it "Reason,"
But I ain't marchin' any more.

Written by: PHIL OCHS

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