The General Uke tab by Dispatch

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There was a decorated General with a heart of gold

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That likened him to all the stories he told

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Of past battles won and lost and legends of old

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A chordA seasoned veteran in his own time


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On the battlefield he gained respectful fame

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With many medals of bravery and stripes to his name

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He grew a beard as soon as he could to cover the scars on
his face

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And always urged his men on


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But on the eve of great battle with the infantry in dream

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The old general tossed in his sleep and wrestled with its meaning

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He awoke from the night to tell what he had seen

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And walked slowly out of his tent


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All the men held tall with their chests in the air

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With the courage in their blood and a fire in their stare

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And it was a gray morning and they all wondered how they would
fare

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Till the old general told them to go home


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He said

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I have seen the others and I have discovered that this fight

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is not worth fighting

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And I've seen their mothers and I will no other to follow me

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where I'm going


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So take your shower shine your shoes

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You got no time to lose

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You are young men you must be living


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Take your shower shine your shoes
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Well you got no time to lose
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You are young men you must be living

Go now you are forgiven


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But the men stood fast with their guns on their shoulders

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Not knowing what to do with the contradicting orders

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The general said he would do his own duty but he would

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extend it no further

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The men could go as they pleased

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But not a man moved their eyes gazed straight ahead

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Till one by one they stepped back and not a word was said

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And the old general was left with his own words echoing in his head

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He then prepared to fight

Chorus :

He said

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I have seen the others and I have discovered that this fight

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is not worth fighting

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And I've seen their mothers and I will no other to follow me

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where I'm going


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So take your shower shine your shoes

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You got no time to lose

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You are young men you must be living


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Take your shower shine your shoes
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Well you got no time to lose
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You are young men you must be living

Go now you are forgiven

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Go now you are forgiven

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Go now you are forgiven

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Go now you are forgiven

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Go now you are forgiven

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Go now you are forgiven

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Go now you are forgiven

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Go now you are forgiven

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Go now you are forgiven

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Go now you are forgiven

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About this song

By Dispatch, About a general who relizes he doesnt need to fight anymore so he tells his to troops to go home to their family because they are too young to fight and need to live their lives.