Bob Dylan - "Legionnaire's Disease" lyrics

by Bob Dylan
Some say it was radiation, some say there was acid on the microphone,

But whatever it was, it drove them to their knees.
Some say a combination that turned their hearts to stone,

I wish I had a dollar for everyone that died within that year,
Oh, Legionnaire's disease.
Got 'em hot by the collar, plenty an old maid shed a tear,
Oh, that Legionnaire's disease.

Now within my heart, it sure put on a squeeze.
But whatever it was, it came out of the trees.
Granddad fought in a revolutionary war, father in the War of 1812,
Uncle fought in Vietnam and then he fought a war all by himself,
Oh, that Legionnaire's disease