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he Last Fallen Hero
by Charlie Daniels


Intro: Em

G G/F# Em G G/F# Em
Oh the cowards came by morning and attacked without a warning
Am
Leaving flames and death and chaos in our streets
C B7 Em
In the middle of this fiery hell brave heroes fell
G G/F# Em G G/F# Em
In the skies of Pennsylvania on a plane bound for destruction
Am
With the devil and his angels at the wheel
C B7
They never reached their target on the ground
Em
Brave heroes brought it down

Chorus:
G C
This is a righteous cause so without doubt or pause
D G
I will do what my country asks of me
G C
Make any sacrifice, weâll pay whatever price
D G
So the children of tomorrow can be free
Em
Lead on red, white and blue
Bm C Cm
And we will follow you until we win the final victory
G C
God help us do our best we will not slack nor rest
D Em
Till the last fallen hero rests in peace


G G/F# Em G G/F# Em
Now the winds of war are blowing and thereâs no way of knowing
Am
Where this bloody path weâre traveling will lead
C B7 Em
We must follow till the end, or face it all again

G G/F# Em G G/F# Em
And make no mistake about it, write it, sing it, preach it, shout it
Am
Across the mountains and the deserts and the seas
C B7 Em
The blood of innocence and shame, will not be shed in vain


Chorus:

G C
God help us do our best we will not slack nor rest
D Em
Till the last fallen hero rests in peace