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Roger Miller
"Private John Q" lyrics

Private John Q

Well I read it in the papers
And I see it on the television
Everybody's worried about World War Three
Here I am a single boy
Unemployed and everything
Somebody better stop and worry about me

Well can't you just see me now chin up and chest out
A hup-2-3-4 all day through
Everybody seems to be worried about something or other
Who's gonna worry about private John Q

Sometimes I get disheartened
I try not to even think about it
Heaven knows it's hard to keep from letting it get me down
But I'll stand proud when everybody else'll be
A-running helter skelter for the shelter underground

Well can't you just see me now chin up and chest out
A hup-2-3-4 all day through
Everybody seems to be worried about something or other
Who's gonna worry about private John Q

When I was a little boy
I used to sit and dream of travelling
To lots of foreign countries on sight-seeing tours
The way it's looking now I can stop saving money
Maybe go free, sponsored by the Third World War

Well can't you just see me now chin up and chest out
A hup-2-3-4 all day through
Everybody seems to be worried about something or other
Who's gonna worry about private John Q

Well can't you just see me now chin up and chest out
A hup-2-3-4 all day through
Everybody seems to be worried about something or other
Who's gonna worry about private John Q

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