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seeger pete – draft dodger rag lyrics

draft dodger rag
(phil ochs)
i’m just a typical american boy from a typical american town
i believe in god and senator todd and keeping old castro down
and when it came my time to serve i knew better dead than red
but when i got to my old draft board, buddy, this is what i said:
sarge, i’m only eighteen, i got a ruptured spleen
and i always carry a purse
i got eyes like a bat, my feet are flat, and my asthma’s
getting worse
o think of my career, my sweetheart dear, and my poor old
invalid aunt
besides, i ain’t no fool, i’m a goin’ to school, and i’m
working in a defense plant
i’ve got a dislocated disc and a racked up back
i’m allergic to flowers and bugs
and when bombsh-lls h-t, i get epileptic fits
and i’m addicted to a thousand drugs
i got the weakness woes, i can’t touch my toes
i can hardly touch my knees
and if the enemy came close to me
i’d probably start to sneeze
i hate chou en lai, and i hope he dies,
but one thing you gotta see
that someone’s gotta go over there
but that someone isn’t me
so i wish you well, sarge, give ’em h-ll
yeah kill me a thousand or more
and if you ever get a war without blood and gore
well i’ll be the first to go
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