ACT NATURALLY No. 2
Recorded by Homer and Jethro
Original music and lyrics to ACT NATURALLY
by Vonie Morrison and Johnny Russell
[D] They're gonna put me in the [G] Army
They're [D] gonna send me greetin's any [A7] day
Ain't [D] no need for me to burn my draft [G] card
'Cause [A7] I'm gonna have to go any-[D] way.
Well, [A7] I can't tell my ankle from my [D] elbow
They'll [A7] put me in the awkward squad, I [D] guess
And [A7] when they see my natural stupi-[D] dity
I [E7] bet they send me straight to [A7] OCS.
[D] I'll be nervous in the [G] service
A [D] soldier I was never meant to [A7] be
I'll [D] be the sickest goldbrick in the [G] Army
And [A7] all I have to do is act natural-[D] ly.
They're gonna put me on a troop ship
Send me where the fightin' is the worst
They can send me anywere they want to
But they're gonna have to catch me first.
And when them commies start a-shootin' at me
I'm gonna be advancin' to the rear
For I'm a lover-boy, I ain't a fighter
Won't somebody get me out of here.
May-be I can win a medal
Then a happy hero I will be
I'll use extreme precaution under cover
And all I have to do is act naturally.
I hope you'll come to see me in the guardhouse
I'm a prisoner of my Uncle Sam
All I get to eat is bread and water
But I like it better here, than Vietnam.