GOODBYE PAUL TIBBETS….the fifth track on my GREATEST HATS album

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In 1945, Paul Tibbets was the commander of the plane that dropped the bomb on Hiroshima. As mass murderers go, he’s in the top ten.

From the Album DeChirico Street 2007
GOODBYE PAUL TIBBETS
(C. Robertson 2007) (CC)
F Aaug (0110)
Paul Tibbetts died today at the age of ninety two
Bb Gm C7
He was there when they dropped the bomb, in fact, he led the crew
F Aaug
And all the people from Hiroshima are still dead as the sky is blue
Bb Gm C7 F
Today Paul Tibbets died at the age of ninety two

He said he had no regrets about that August day
When they dropped the atom bomb from the Enola Gay
The plane was named after his mom in Colombus so far away
He said he had no regrets about that August day

Am Bb C
The bomb was an infant then, they nicknamed it their “Little Boy”
Am Bb C
They flew over Hiroshima and delivered their “bundle of joy”

It’s been sixty two long years from that day in 45
I think the reason he lived so long, the reason he stayed alive
Wasn’t because he was lucky or happy or strong or brave
But because he knew
there were 90 thousand
ghosts waitin’ ‘round his grave

Dm Aaug
Some writers will accuse you of not knowing the difference
Bb
Between a casualty and a fatality.
C5 (0033)
I’ve never been a friend to reality.
Dm
Writers juggle words
Aaug Bb
One day in a circus, I watched a man juggle knives.
C5
The way politicians juggle lives.

(repeat third verse)

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