B. J. Thomas

Billy And Sue

B. J. Thomas

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Billy And Sue

	  		Billy And Sue:BJ Thomas. 
#23 RPM CANADA and #34 on BB Hot 100 
on SCEPTER Records in 1966. 

Intro: C Am C Am 

C                       Am             C 
This is the story about Billy and Sue, they were  
as in love as were any two. 
        C            G                 F 
And yet Billy had to die..and when you hear the  
       G                              C   Am 
reason why, you'll hang your head and cry. 

C                     Am                      C 
Billy and Sue met the first day of school and ever  
since lived by the Golden Rule. 
        C               G                F 
Because they'll do unto others, what you wouldn't  
             G                       C    Am 
want done to you..you'd have to be a fool. 

     C                   Am 
This mutual agreement of love and trust, they would  
C                  Am 
travel the road to marriage or bust. 
         C                       G 
And when Billy was old enough to take a wife, he was  
F                           G                      C   Am 
old enough to fight for his country and its way of life. 

Bm                 Gbm        A 
Sues' letters came every day..strengthened his cause,  
     Em                     F        
they showed him the way, to fight for his country and  
    C              G                       Am   Bm 
the girl he loved..that's a soldier's only pay. 

    D                   Bm                    D 
But then Billy heard no more from Sue, he was worried  
sick, but what could he do? 
    D                            A 
The bullets were screaming as he hugged the ground, 
         G     A               D     Bm 
and back home..Sue was runnin' round. 

D                 Bm                        D 
Billy was gettin' less and less strong, his hope, his fate,  
was almost gone. 
    D                     A                      G 
And then like a miracle a letter appeared..Billy tore the  
                   A          D    Bm 
letter open and he read, Dear John. 
  D                               Bm               D 
A look came over Billy that would scare a ghost..a familiar  
look seen on soldiers coast to coast. 
    D                       A                       G 
And even though the air was filled with lead, Billy jumped  
    A             D    Bm 
up..they shot him dead. 

D                     Bm                       D 
Billy was buried in a far away grave, it read, for his country,  
his life he gave. 
         D           A                       G 
But that epitaph was only in part..he didn't die from a bullet,  
       A                   D     Bm 
but he died, from a broken heart. 

......D Bm D Bm D Bm......(Fade.) 

A sixties smash from Kraziekhat. 

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