"My Uncle" as written by Christopher Hillman and Gram Parsons....
A letter came today from my draft board
With trembling hands I read the questionnaire
It asked me lots of things about my mama and poppa
Now that ain't what I call exactly fair

So I'm headed for the nearest foreign border
Vancouver may be just my kind of town
'Cause they don't need the kind of law and order
That tends to keep a good man underground

A sad old soldier once told me a story
About a battlefield that he was on
He said a man should never fight for glory
He must know what is right and what is wrong

So I'm headed for the nearest foreign border
Vancouver may be just my kind of town
'Cause they don't need the kind of law and order
That tends to keep a good man underground
Oh yeah

Now I don't know how much I owe my uncle
But I suspect it's more than I can pay
He's asking me to sign a three year contract
I guess I'll catch the first bus out today

So I'm headed for the nearest foreign border
Vancouver may be just my kind of town
'Cause they don't need the kind of law and order
That tends to keep a good man underground
That tends to keep a good man underground


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"My Uncle" as written by Gram Parsons Christopher Hillman

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    General CommentIt's a classic anti-war song. It was written after Gram received a letter in the mail about the draft. He was upset about it so he and Chris Hillman sat down and wrote a song about it. Steve Earle has done a cover of it and it's pretty good. He's a modern day Gram Parsons.
    gulfman_74on December 14, 2006   Link

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