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Khe Sanh Chords
Cold Chisel - Khe Sanh

I saw Mossy playing this live years ago and he had a capo on the 5th fret. I've 
transcribed this myself and im certain the chords are accurate.

Capo 5th Fret 
Chords respective to capo (so play a Bm but the note is Em)

  Bm                   G                     D            A
I left my heart to the sappers round Khe Sanh
       Bm                    G                A                  F#
And my soul was sold with my cigarettes to the blackmarket man
             Bm           G
I've had the Vietnam cold turkey
         D                    G
From the ocean to the Silver City
         Em         C               A
And it's only other vets could understand

          Bm             G              D              
About the long forgotten dockside guarantees
A              Bm       G         A
How there were no V-day heroes in 1973
F#       Bm                G
How we sailed into Sydney Harbour
       D                         G
Saw an old friend but I couldn't kiss her
        Em               A                    D    G    D    A
She was lined, and I was home to the lucky land

            Bm           G                   D         A
And she was like so many more from that time on
      Bm                G                A                       
Their lives were all so empty, till they found their chosen one
F#        Bm               G
And their legs were often open
          D                  G
But their minds were always closed
          Em                  C             A
And their hearts were held in fast suburban chains

        Bm              G             D                       A
And the legal pads were yellow, hours long, pay-packet lean
        Bm              G                  A                      F#
And the telex writers clattered where the gunships once had been
Bm                G
Car parks make me jumpy
      D                 G
And I never stopped the dreams
       Em                A                  D    G    D    A
Or the growing need for speed and novocaine

     Bm                G                   D
So I worked across the country from end to end
A         Bm              G                     A
Tried to find a place to settle down, where my mixed up life could mend
F#     Bm        G
Held a job on an oil-rig
       D               G
Flying choppers when I could
        Em                C                 A
But the nightlife nearly drove me round the bend

         Bm                  G                  D        A
And I've travelled round the world from year to year
    Bm                 G                A
And each one found me aimless, one more year the worst for wear
    F#        Bm                 G
And I've been back to South East Asia
        D                 G
And the answer sure ain't there
         Em                 A                  D    G    D    A
But I'm driftin' north, to check things out again

PIANO SOLO CHORDS
Bm  G  D     A
Bm  G  A     F#
Bm  G  D   G
Em  A  D G D A

          Bm                G               D          A
Well the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone
     Bm                G                  A
And only seven flying hours, and I'll be landing in Hong Kong
F#          Bm                G
There ain't nothing like the kisses
       D             G
From a jaded Chinese princess
          Em                 C                  A
I'm gonna hit some Hong Kong mattress all night long

         Bm                 G               D   
Well the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone
A            Bm                  G              A
You know the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone
F#       Bm               G
And it's really got me worried
         D                    G
I'm goin nowhere and I'm in a hurry
             Em                A               D
You know the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone

A         Bm                G               D   
Well the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone
A            Bm                  G              A
You know the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone
F#      Bm              G
It's a really got me worried
         D                    G
I'm goin nowhere and I'm in a hurry
              Em                A               D   G   D   G   D
You know the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone


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About the artist behind Khe Sanh Chords:

Cold Chisel are a rock band from Adelaide, Australia. They are regarded as the canonical example of Australian pub rock, with a string of hits throughout the 1970s and 1980s, and they are acknowledged as one of the most popular and successful Australian groups of the period, although this success and acclaim was almost completely restricted to Australia and New Zealand.

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