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    WHERE'S MY APPLE PIE?
    (Words and Music by Joan Baez)

    Been sitting on old park benches
    Brother, hasn't it been fun?
    But you remember me from the trenches
    I fought in World War One
    Yes, you saw us off at the troop train
    Smiling a brave goodbye
    But where were you when we came home
    To claim our apple pie

    Oh where's our apple pie, my friends?
    Where's our apple pie?
    We've walked and wheeled from the battlefield
    Now where's our apple pie?

    World War Two was a favorite
    God was surely on our side
    The teenage kids enlisted with
    The blessings of their daddys' pride
    Well the wars may change but not so the glaze
    In the young boys' eyes
    When they cry out for their mamas
    In the hours before they die

    Oh where's our apple pie, my friends?
    Where's our apple pie?
    We've walked and wheeled from the battlefield
    Now where's our apple pie?

    I volunteered for the last one
    And I don't want to moralize
    But somehow I thought we deserved the best
    For the way we threw away our lives
    For we all believed in something
    I know it wasn't very clear
    But I know it wasn't rats in a hospital room
    And a broken-down wheelchair

    Oh where's our apple pie, my friends?
    Where's our apple pie?
    We've walked and wheeled from the battlefield
    Now where's our apple pie?

    Yes, Johnny finally got his gun
    Before he got his apple pie
    Now he hasn't got a hand to eat it with
    But still he doesn't want to die
    Because he prefers to go on fighting
    And let his baby brother know
    When the next time around the call goes out
    It's "Hell no, we won't go!"

    There'll be no World War Three, my friends
    There'll be no World War Three
    We've walked and wheeled from the battlefield
    There'll be no World War Three

    © 1974, 1975 Chandos Music (ASCAP)


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