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P. T. 109

Song Author Marijohn Wilkin og Fred Burch Performer: Jimmy Dean Submitted by: Anonymous
[C]In forty-three they [F]put to sea
[C]Thirteen men and [G7]Ken-ne-[C]dy  
Aboard the P. T. [F]109  
To [C]fight the brazen [G7]en-e   [C]my  

And off the Isle of [F]Olasana
[C]In the straits [G7]beyond the [C]ROO  
A Jap destroyer [F]in the night
[C]Cut the One-O-[G7]Nine in [C]two  

[G7]Smoke and fire upon the sea
[C]Everywhere they looked was the enemy
[G7]The heathen gods of old Japan Yea they [C]thought
They had the best of a [G7]mighty good [C]man  

And on the coast of [F]Kolombangaro
[C]Looking through [G7]his tele[C]scope
Australia's Evans saw the [F]battle
For [C]the crew had [G7]little [C]hope

Two were dead  some were [F]wounded
[C]All were clinging [G7]to the [C]bow  
Fighting fire and a-[F]fighting water
[C]Trying to save their [G7]lives some[C]how  

McMahon the Irishman was [F]burned
[C]So badly he [G7]couldn't [C]swim
Leave me here go on he [F]said
Cause [C]if you don't [G7]we'll all be [C]dead

The P. T. skipper couldn't [F]leave him
[C]A man to die [G7]alone at [C]sea  
And with a strap '[F]tween his teeth
[C]He towed the Irishman [G7]through the [C]sea  

He led his men through waters [F]dark
[C]Rocky reefs and [G7]hungry [C]sharks
Braved the enemies [F]bayonets
A [C]thirty-eight [G7]hung around his [C]neck

Four more days and four more [F]nights
[C]A rescue boat [G7]pulled into [C]sight
The P. T. 109 was [F]gone
[C]But Kennedy and his [G7]crew lived [C]on  

Now who could guess  or who could possibly know
That this same man named Kennedy would

Be the leader of the [F]nation
Be [C]the one to [G7]take com[C]mand
The P. T. 109 was [F]gone
[C]But Kennedy lived to [G7]fight [C]again

[G7]Smoke and fire upon the sea
[C]Everywhere they looked was the enemy
[G7]But J. F. K. and his crew lived on

Which proves it's hard to get the best of a man named John

In forty-three they put to sea
Thirteen men and Ken-ne-dy
Aboard the P. T. 109
To fight the brazen en-emy

And off the Isle of Olasana
In the straits beyond the ROO
A Jap destroyer in the night
Cut the One-O-Nine in two

Smoke and fire upon the sea
Everywhere they looked was the enemy
The heathen gods of old Japan Yea they thought
They had the best of a mighty good man

And on the coast of Kolombangaro
Looking through his telescope
Australia's Evans saw the battle
For the crew had little hope

Two were dead  some were wounded
All were clinging to the bow
Fighting fire and a-fighting water
Trying to save their lives somehow

McMahon the Irishman was burned
So badly he couldn't swim
Leave me here go on he said
Cause if you don't we'll all be dead

The P. T. skipper couldn't leave him
A man to die alone at sea
And with a strap 'tween his teeth
He towed the Irishman through the sea

 He led his men through waters dark
Rocky reefs and hungry sharks
Braved the enemies bayonets
A thirty-eight hung around his neck

Four more days and four more nights
A rescue boat pulled into sight
The P. T. 109 was gone
But Kennedy and his crew lived on

Now who could guess  or who could possibly know
That this same man named Kennedy would

Be the leader of the nation
Be the one to take command
The P. T. 109 was gone
But Kennedy lived to fight again

Smoke and fire upon the sea
Everywhere they looked was the enemy
But J. F. K. and his crew lived on

Which proves it's hard to get the best of a man named John

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