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    anyone have the lyrics to mother maybell carter's song ''I Told Them What You're Fighting For''
    Thanks for any help

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    rusty, I wrote out the words as I listened to the recording. These are what it sounds like to my old "hard of hearing" ears:

    What You’re Fighting For – Mother Maybelle Carter

    My dear son I’m writing to you these few lines
    Your dad and I, dear, miss you and I’m proud to call you mine
    The postman brought your letters to us only yesterday
    I’ll try to be more clear with what I say

    I stood two days for hours on a downtown city street
    Carrying a sign that read our soldiers fight for peace
    I said there is no soldier in that land who likes the war
    Yes son, I told them what you’re fighting for

    I told them as I waved it high, the ol’ red white and blue
    I said thank God, Pearl Harbor and Korea too
    Let me keep this flying high above our nations’ shores
    Yes son, I told them what you’re fighting for

    From Maine to California there are many broken homes
    The price of war has been our fathers and our many sons
    But the world has learned, we will fight, we will protect our shores
    Oh, son, I told them what you’re fighting for

    I told them as I waved it high, the ol’ red white and blue
    I said thank God, Pearl Harbor and Korea too
    Let me keep this flying high above our nations’ shores
    Yes son, I told them what you’re fighting for
    Yes son, I told them what you’re fighting for
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    Thanks a bunch

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