Saturday, July 4, 2015

Private Malone






Private Malone


G

I was just out of the service thumbin' through the classifieds

C
When an 
ad that said old Chevy somehow caught my eye

G

The Lady didn't know the year or even if it ran

C
D
G
but I 
had that thousand d
ollars in my h
and.

G

It was way back in the corner of this old ramshackle barn

C
With t
hirty years of dust and dirt on that green army tarp

D
C
and 
when I pulled the cover off, It t
ook away my breath

D
what she called a Chevy was a '6
6 Corvette.

C
D
And
 I felt a little guilty as
 I counted out the bills

G
C
D
but 
what a thrill I got, when I 
sat behind the w
heel.

G

I opened up the glove box and that's when I found the note

C
D
G
The d
ate was 1966 t
his is what he w
rote:

CHORUS:


G
D
C
D
He said my n
ame is P
rivate A
ndrew M
alone

G
D
C
D
and if y
ou're reading 
this then I 
didn't make it
 home

G
D
C
D
But for e
very dream that's
 shattered,
 another one comes
 true

C
D
this c
ar was once a dream of mine, 
now it belongs to you

G
D
C
D
and th
ough you may t
ake her and m
ake her your o
wn

G
D
C
D
G

You'll always be 
rid-i
ng with P
rivate M
alone.

Verse: 2


G

Well it didn't take me long, I had her running good

C
I loved 
to hear those horses thunder underneath her hood.

G

I had her shining like a diamond and I'd put the ragtop down

C
D
G
All th
e pretty girls woul
d stop and sta
re as I drove her through town

G

The buttons on the radio didn't seem to work quite right,

C
Bu
t it picked up that oldies show, especially late at night

D
C
S
ometimes I thought that if I'd tu
rn real quick I'd see,

D
A soldier riding shotgun, in the
 seat right next to me.

Chorus:


G
D
C
D
It was a you
ng man n
amed Pri
vate An
drew Malone

G
D
C
D
Who foug
ht for his cou
ntry and n
ever made it h
ome

G
D
C
D
But for e
very dream that's
 shattered,
 another one comes
 true

C
D
this c
ar was once a dream of his, b
ack when it was new

G
D
C
D
and he
 told me to ta
ke her and m
ake her my o
wn

G
D
C
D
G

And I was proud to be r
id-i
ng with P
rivate M
alone

Verse: 3


C
D

One night it was rainin' hard and I 
took the curve to fast

G
C
D

I still don't remember much
 about that fiery 
crash

G

Someone said they thought they saw a soldier pull me out

C
D
G
they di
dn't get his name, but I 
know without a d
oubt...

Chorus:


G
D
C
D
It was a you
ng man n
amed Pri
vate An
drew Malone

G
D
C
D
Who foug
ht for his cou
ntry and n
ever made it h
ome

G
D
C
D
But for e
very dream that's
 shattered,
 another one comes
 true

C
D
this c
ar was once a dream of his, b
ack when it was ne

G
D
C
D
And I 
know I wouldn'
t be here if
 he hadn't t
agged along

G
D
C
D
 

Oh, Thank-God I was 
rid-i
ng with Pr
ivate M
alone

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