Itazuke Tower --- USAF Trad. ttto: Wabash Cannonball

 

[G]Listen to the rumble; hear old Merlin [C]roar,
This [D]Mustang has been shot up like itís never been be-[G]fore.
Hear the [G]wind blow through the bullet holes; hear Merlin scream and [C]moan;
Iíll [D]just keep on a-flyin and hope she gets me [G]home. 

(A little while later)
[G]Itazuke Tower, this is Air Force 80-[C]1.
Iím [D]turning on my downwind leg, my prop is over-[G]run.
My [G]coolantís overheated; the gauge says one-two-[C]one.
Youíd [D]better get the crash crew out and get Ďem on the [G]run! 

Now [G]listen Air Force 801, this is Itazuke [C]Tower.
I [D]cannot call the crash crew out, this is their coffee [G]hour.
Youíre [G]not cleared in the pattern, now that is plain to [C]see,
So [D]take it once around again, you ainít no VI[G]P. 

[G]Itazuke Tower, this is Air Force 80-[C]1.
Iím [D]turning on my base leg, I see your biscuit [G]gun.
My [G]engineís running rougher. The coolantís gonna [C]blow.
Iím [D]gonna buy a Mustang, so look out down be-[G]low. 

Now [G]listen Air Force 801, this is Itazuke [C]Tower.
Weíd [D]like to let you in right now, but we havenít got the [G]power.
Weíll [G]send a note through channels and wait for the re-[C]ply.
[D] ĎTil we get permission back, just chase around the [G]sky. 

[G]Itazuke Tower, this is Air Force 80-[C]1.
Iím [D]turning on my final. Iím running on one [G]lung.
Iím [G]gonna land this Mustang no matter what you [C]say.
Iíve [D]gotta get my chart squared up before that Judgement [G]Day. 

Now [G]listen Air Force 801, this is Itazuke [C]Tower.
Weíre [D]trying hard to help you. Just give us one more [G]hour.
[G]Patience is a virtue, as fighter pilots [C]know.
So [D]be a good guy -- listen up. Weíll tell you where to [G]go. 

[G]Itazuke Tower, this is Air Force 80-[C]1.
Iím [D]calling from the Great Beyond, my flying days are [G]done.
Iím [G]sorry I exploded; I didnít make the [C]grade.
I [D]guess I should have waited ítil the landing was o-[G]kayed. 

[G]Hello, Air Force 801. This here is Judgement [C]Day.
Youíre [D]up in Pilotís Heaven, and you are here to [G]stay.
[G]You just bought a Mustang; you really bought it [C]well.
And [D]Itazuke Tower --- well, we sent Ďem straight to [G]Hell!

 

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