Billy And Sue
B J Thomas
Billy And Sue:BJ Thomas. #23 RPM CANADA and #34 on BB Hot 100 on SCEPTER Records in 1966. INTRO: C Am C Am #1. C Am C This is the story about Billy and Sue, they were Am 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. #2. C Am C Billy and Sue met the first day of school and ever Am 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. #3. 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. BRIDGE: 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. #4. D Bm D But then Billy heard no more from Sue, he was worried Bm 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. #5. D Bm D Billy was gettin' less and less strong, his hope, his fate, Bm 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 Bm 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. OUTRO: D Bm D Billy was buried in a far away grave, it read, for his country, Bm 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.