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Private John Q Lyrics

"Private John Q" was written by Miller.
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Well, I read in the papers and I see it on the televison
Everybody's scared about the World War III
Here I am a single boy, unemployment and everything
Somebody better stop and worry about me

Well, can't you just see me now, chin up chest out
A hup two, three, four, all day through
Everybody seems to be worried about a somethin' other
Who's gonna worry about Private John Q, rumbumbaduba

Sometimes I get disheartened and try hard not to think about it
Heaven knows it's hard to keep from lettin' it get me down
But I'll stand proud when everybody else will be
Runnin' helter shelter for a shelter underground

Well, can't you just see me now, chin up chest out
A hup two, three, four, all day through
Everybody seems to be worried about a somethin' other
Who's gonna worry about Private John Q, rumbumbaduba

When I was a little boy I used to sit and dream of travelin'
To lotsa foreign countries on a sight seein' tours
The way it's lookin' now I can stop savin' money maybe
Go free sponsored by a Third World War

Well, can't you just see me now, chin up chest out
A hup two, three, four, all day through
Everybody seems to be worried about a somethin' other
Who's gonna worry about Private John Q, rumbumbaduba

Well, can't you just see me now, chin up chest out
A hup two, three, four, all day through
Everybody seems to be worried about a somethin' other
Who's gonna worry about Private John Q, rumbumbaduba

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