Hank Williams Jr

Mr. Lincoln(Keyboard chords)

Hank Williams Jr

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Mr. Lincoln I wish you were here 
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The Republics changed alot in a hundred years 
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I don't think its working like you planned  
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Mr Lincoln we sure could use a hand 
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I just read the headlines in the Nashville News 
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And I wish i made this up but im afraid its true 
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Cause a man was murdered for his money in the street D                       A                  G 
He was takin his wife to a nice place to eat 
D                      A                  G 
When they caught the man he did 23 months of time 
                       A                  G 
He plead insanity like they do now all the time                     
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Sir what would you have done in 1859 
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now if you shoot someone sir you can get off scott free 
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its the latest thing mr Lincoln can you believe 
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Now they sue the manufactures of the guns 
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aint the law changed alot since 1861 
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I just heard the new story on the radio 
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they let dangerous men outta prison now yes sir im afraid its so 
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cause theyre overcrowded and it was only his fifth offense 
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and this time hes killed someone does that make any sense 
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Now my lawyer called me about a nuisance case 
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Cause everybody sues over any little thing these days 
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well at least we're right all we gotta do is tell the truth  
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he said youre living in the past you romantic fool 
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i said you got that right i lean toward the older ways 
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And theres damn few back woods lawyers left today 
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Written by Jimmy Bowen/Hank Williams, Jr.

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