Pinwheel of Death

Johnny Horton


SONGS

Writers Merle Kilgore

Genres Country, Americana

Recorded 1959

Lyrics Chorus:
YOU FOUGHT ALL THE WAY,
JOHNNY REB,
JOHNNY REB,
YOU FOUGHT ALL THE WAY,
JOHNNY REB.

verse 1:
SAW YOU A-MARCHING
WITH ROBERT E. LEE,
YOU HELD YOUR HEAD A-HIGH,
TRYIN' TO WIN THE VICTORY
YOU FOUGHT
FOR ALL YOUR FOLKS,
BUT YOU DIDN'T DIE
IN VAIN,
EVEN THO' YOU LOST,
THEY SPEAK HIGHLY
OF YOUR NAME.

Chorus:
'CAUSE YOU YOU FOUGHT
ALL THE WAY,
JOHNNY REB,
JOHNNY REB,
YOU FOUGHT ALL THE WAY,
JOHNNY REB!

verse 2:
I HEARD YOUR TEETH CHATTER
FROM THE COLD OUTSIDE,
SAW THE BULLETS
OPEN UP THE WOUNDS
IN YOUR SIDE
I SAW THE YOUNG BOYS
AS THEY BEGAN TO FALL,
YOU HAD TEARS IN YOUR EYES
'CAUSE YOU COULDN'T HELP
AT ALL.

Chorus:
BUT YOU YOU FOUGHT
ALL THE WAY,
JOHNNY REB,
JOHNNY REB,
YOU FOUGHT
ALL THE WAY,
JOHNNY REB.

verse 3:
I SAW GENERAL LEE
RAISE A SABRE IN HIS HAND,
HEARD THE CANNONS ROAR
AS YOU MADE YOUR LAST STAND
YOU MARCHED INTO BATTLE
WITH THE GRAY AND THE RED,
WHEN THE CANNON SMOKE CLEARED,
TOOK DAYS TO COUNT THE DEAD.

Chorus:
'CAUSE YOU FOUGHT ALL THE WAY,
JOHNNY REB,
JOHNNY REB,
YOU FOUGHT ALL THE WAY,
JOHNNY REB!

verse 4:
WHEN HONEST ABE
HEARD THE NEWS
ABOUT YOUR FALL,
THE FOLKS THOOUGHT HE'D CALL
A GREAT VICTORY BALL!
BUT HE ASKED THE BAND
TO PLAY THE SONG, DIXIE,
FOR YOU
JOHNNY REB,
AND ALL THAT YOU BELIEVE.

Chorus - fade:
'CAUSE YOU FOUGHT ALL THE WAY,
JOHNNY REB,
JOHNNY REB,
YOU FOUGHT ALL THE WAY,
JOHNNY REB!
YOU FOUGHT ALL THE WAY,
JOHNNY REB,
JOHNNY REB,
YOU FOUGHT ALL THE WAY,
JOHNNY REB!
YOU FOUGHT ALL THE WAY,
JOHNNY REB,
JOHNNY REB,
YOU FOUGHT ALL THE WAY,
JOHNNY REB!
 

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