Country Joe And The Fish Johnny’s Gone To The War

Johnny’s gone in the mornin’ sun

Johnny’s gone to carry a gun

Off he goes in the break of dawn

Johnny’s gone to the war

See my Johnny standin’ in the line

Don’t his uniform look fine?

Children laughin’ and girls all sighin’

Johnny’s gone to the war

Early in the mornin’ at the break of day

See the young men march away

Mothers weepin’ and fathers prayin’

Johnny’s gone to the war

Out of the land the young men poured

It’s flesh to feed the guns of war

Johnny isn’t a boy anymore

Johnny’s gone to the war

Out on the field where the young men fell

In the scream of shot and the roar of shell

Men plunged down the throat of… heaven

Johnny’s gone to the war

After the battle in the mud and rain

The air is red with the screams of pain

His eyes will never see the light again

Johnny’s gone to the war

There’s a mail train a-rollin’ down the track

Carryin’ a letter edged in black

And it says that Johnny won’t be back

Johnny’s gone to the war…

Country Joe And The Fish Pat’s Song

Bring flowers and ring them ’round her grass hair

Bring leaves from the mountain and boxes of air

Bring baskets of food and things you can share

And the moon will shine in her eyes.

She will stand in the sea with her body like sand

And the dolphins will come kiss the palms of her hands

As she opens her soul to the water and land

Her smiles will color the sky.

With bottles of light and sacks of clay

With music to dance and songs to play

With lemons and candles you’ll see the way

That the moon will shine in her eyes.

She will fly on the wind with her face to the sun

Children will dance all around her for fun

Just ask her for love and she’ll give you some

For her smiles will color the sky.

Country Joe And The Fish Crystal Blues

She told me that she loved me,

She said she’d make my house a home.

She told me that she loved me,

Oh she said she’d make my house a happy home,

Ah, but living with that woman now

Yeah, it’s just like living all a-

Oh, living all alone,

Yeah, living all alone.

You know I love you baby,

Oh, you know that I tried to be your man oh,

Man yeah, I tried so hard to be your man.

You know I love you baby,

You know that I tried so hard to be your man,

But your heart has turned to stone, girl.

There’s nothing but the devil crawling through your veins.

Ah, play the blues, come on.

Ah, crystal’s got my woman,

Ah, dope is driving her insane, yeah

Dope is driving her insane, yeah

Dope is driving her insane.

Crystal’s got my woman,

Ah, dope is driving her insane, yeah.

She used to be so pretty,

Now she can’t remember her own name,

Now she can’t remember her own name.

Country Joe And The Fish Maria

Maria, I’m growing so tired of fighting this war,

Maria, I feel like I just can’t go on anymore.

The sounds we make as they’re dying

Hearing their screams and their crying

The children, their eyes are weeping

We filled them with pain.

You know the reason I joined up to fight in this war.

You know the reason I refuse to fight anymore.

Maria, please help me, I feel like I’m going insane.

Maria, at night in my dreams I keep calling your name.

After the battle is over

And I am just another soldier

Maria, I’m longing to hold you again in my arms.

You know the reason I joined up to fight in this war.

You know the reason I refuse to fight anymore.

Country Joe And The Fish Thought Dream

Now I want everybody here who feels the spirit of the song

And that means all you people out there in record land

To sing along with your old friends Country Joe & The Fish

We will say an old time prayer as we look up to the sky and we ask the Lord

Please, don’t you drop that H-bomb on me, go and drop it on yourself, alright…

Well, I said please, please don’t drop,

Don’t drop that H-bomb, H-bomb on me

Yeah, I said please, please don’t drop

Don’t drop that H-bomb on me

Yeah, I said please, please don’t drop

Don’t drop that H-bomb on me, yes

Well you can drop it,

Oh, you can drop it on yourself.

I walk through the scented air of summer’s blooming

Into the frozen air of winter’s dying

And as tears inside me fall

The pain of old wounds calls me to mend them

And I realize once more

That things done before have no ending.

I feel the cold of eve slowly waning

As sun burst rays of warmth overtake me

And the twisted seeds of doubt

Which spread my sins about lie parched and withered

And the present, not the past

Claims me at the last for it’s not over.

Well I said please, please don’t drop

Don’t drop that H-bomb, H-bomb on me

Yeah I said please, please don’t drop

Don’t drop that H-bomb on me

Yeah I said please, please don’t drop

Don’t drop that H-bomb on me…

Hands up Charlie and-uh…

Now if you’re tired or a bit run down

Can’t seem to getcha feet off the ground

Maybe you oughta try a little bit of L.S.D.

Only if you want to.

Shake your head and rattle your brain

Make you act just a bit insane

Give you all the psychic energy you need

Eat flowers and kiss babies

L.S.D. for you and me.

Country Joe And The Fish Good Guys / Bad Guys Cheer / The Streets Of Your Town

Let’s hear it for the good guys Hooray! Hip hip hooray!

Let’s hear it for the bad guys Boo! Boo for the bad guys!

Let’s hear it for the good guys Hooray!

Let’s hear it for the bad guys Boo!

Let’s hear it for the good guys Hooray!

Let’s hear it for the bad guys Boo!

Good guys Hooray!

Bad guys Boo!

Good Hooray!

Bad Boo!

Good Hooray!

Bad

Get stoned, get stoned, get stoned, Get stoned, get stoned, get stoned…

As I walked around the streets of your town

Tryin’ not to bring myself down

The jeers of the insane

Bounce like bullets off my brain,

The subway is not the underground.

Oh, New York City, goodbye!

Oh, New York City, goodbye,

Goodbye, New York City!

Number-People rush through the dawn

With their Number-People faces on.

Times Square is not the word

For the sucking, squeezing herd,

The subway is not the underground.

Oh, New York City, goodbye!

Oh, New York City, goodbye,

Goodbye, New York City.

As I walked around the streets of your town

Tryin’ not to bring myself down

Stoned here I find

I almost lost my mind,

The subway is not the underground.

Yeah, now New York — New York City goodbye,

Oh New York City, goodbye,

Goodbye, New York City, I’m goin’ home,

Oh, I don’t want to be in New York anymore, oh no.

Country Joe And The Fish Susan

No more the flute-sound air speaks love songs,

No more alone and in my head.

No more your child’s sweet voice speaks softly,

Softly, softly, in my ear.

Nothing’s true, it doesn’t matter,

The love you see not yours to judge.

Too late now, your fears surround you

Spinning seasons around you,

Susan, inside you say the words and I’ll go.

Gone away, and still we’re lonely.

Nothing’s changed, two lives to live.

Love is cold when dreams are old.

In a dream what you see

Images that used to be.

Country Joe And The Fish It’s So Nice To Have Love

Can’t you feel her pain?

She needs someone to touch at night alone,

She needs someone to comfort her then.

You caused her agony by taking away

The only thing she ever cared to love,

You tampered with her heart.

Don’t believe that you are not the one

To blame for it all, oh,

Cover your hands

Turn your face to the wall,

Can’t you remember?

You can’t remember then.

You think you’ve got it made.

You’ve got yourself a love

That’s more than you ever hoped

That you could have

You can’t remember when you walked the streets alone

And darkness plagued your every waking hour of the day.

It’s so easy when everything is right

Grooving along with a song

Oh, can’t you recall some terror in the night?

Can’t you remember?

You can’t remember then.

It’s so nice to have love

It’s so nice to have love

It’s so nice to have love.

So young and beautiful

They bring a joy to me, a love of life

That I have never known before.

Sweet and innocent

They can’t believe, they won’t believe

The things that causes their love to die

And if you would like to walk hand in hand

If you’d like to see the sun

Oh, just believe no one will hurt you now.

Can’t you remember?

You can’t remember then.

It’s so nice to have your love

It’s so nice to have your love

It’s so nice to have your love.

Country Joe And The Fish The Baby Song

Never before, never again

Inside of her all life begins

Far more than we can ever hope to comprehend.

Some part from her, some part from me

Life from our love eternally

Now from the one of us, one more shall be.

Come with me, come with me

And we shall make a baby

Come with me, come with me

And we shall make a baby.

La la la la…

Come with me, come with me

And we shall make a baby.