GOODBY PAUL TIBBETS…from the album “DeChirico Street”

paultibbets

never forget.

GOODBYE PAUL TIBBETS

(C. Robertson 2007)

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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