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cold missouri waters
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                CAPO: 2nd Fret

INTRO: Dm  Em  F  G    Dm  Am  F

   C                           Am

My name is Dodge, but then you know that

     F                                  C                      G

It's written on the chart there, at the foot end of the of the bed

     C                             Am

They think I'm blind, that I can't read it

         F                             C               G

But I've read it, every word and every word it says is death

   Am                      F               C

So confession. Is that the reason that you came?

       Am                    F                G

Get it off my chest before I check out of the game

          Am                        F                    C

Since you mention it, well, there's thirteen things I'll name

Dm               F              G             Am          F

Thirteen crosses high above the cold Missouri waters

         C           Am

August '49, North Montana

    F                          C             G

The hottest day on record, the forest tinder dry

          C              Am

Lightning strikes in the mountains

      F                                 C                 G

I was crew chief at the jump base, I prepared the boys to fly

           Am           F          C

Picked the drop zone, C47 comes in low

         Am            F                    G 

Feel the tap upon your leg that tells you, "Go"

        Am            F           C

See the circle of the fire down below

Dm            F                 G             Am         F

Fifteen of us dropped above the cold Missouri waters

           C              Am

Gauged the fire, I'd seen bigger

     F                               C               G

So I ordered them to side hill, we'd fight it from below

     C                     Am

We'd have our backs to the river

     F                               C             G

We'd have it licked by morning, even if we took it slow

        Am                       F            C

But the fire crowned, jumped the valley just ahead

          Am                  F               G

There was no way down, headed for the ridge instead

           Am                     F                  C

Too big to fight it, we'd have to fight that slope instead

Dm                F               G             Am         F

Flames one step behind, above the cold Missouri waters

C                             Am

Sky had turned red, smoke was boiling

    F                                  C             G

Two hundred yards to safety, death was fifty yards behind

        C                Am

I don't know why, I just thought it

  F                                   C              G

I struck a match to waist high grass, running out of time

         Am                 F                 C        

Tried to tell them, "Step into this fire I've set."

          Am                   F                  G

"We can't make it, this is the only chance you'll get"

         Am                     F             C

But they cursed me, ran for the rocks above instead

  Dm                F                G             Am 

I lay face down and prayed above the cold Missouri waters

INTERLUDE: Dm   Em   F    G

           Aah, aah, aah, aah 

           G    Dm   Am   F

           Aah, aah, aah, aah 

            C             Am

Then when I rose like the phoenix

        F                                  C                G 

In that world reduced to ashes, there were none, but two survived

  C                             Am

I stayed that night and one day after

        F                              C             G

Carried bodies to the river, wondering how I stayed alive

         Am              F                   C

Thirteen stations of the cross to mark their fall

     Am                  F               G                         

I've had my say, I'll confess to nothing more

     Am                        F              C 

I'll join them now, those that left me long before

Dm               F              G             Am

Thirteen crosses high above the cold Missouri waters

Dm               F              G             Dm  Em  F  G

Thirteen crosses high above the cold Missouri soared_______

Dm   Am   F



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