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Khe Sahn Chords
Khe Sahn - Cold Chisel 1978


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


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


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


        Am              F             C
And the legal pads were yellow, hours long, paypacket lean
        Am            F                   G
And the telex writers clattered where the gunships once had been
        Am                F
But the car parks made me jumpy
    C                   Am
And I never stopped the dreams
       F                              G
Or the growing need for speed and novacaine


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


         Am                  F                  C
And I've travelled round the world from year to year
    Am                F                 G
And each one found me aimless, one more year the more for wear
              Am                 F
And I've been back to South East Asia
        C                 Am
But the answer sure ain't there
        F                                   G
But I'm drifting north, to check things out again


             Am                F               C
You know the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone
     Am           F                  G
Only seven flying hours, and I'll be landing in Hong Kong
            Am               F
There ain't nothing like the kisses
       C             Am
From a jaded Chinese princess
          F                                     G
I'm gonna hit some Hong Kong mattress all night long


         Am                F               C
Well the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone
         Am                F               G
Yeah the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone
         Am            F
And it's really got me worried
          C                    Am
I'm goin' nowhere and I'm in a hurry
        F                                 G
And the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone  

Last Verse x2

I'm not sure how it actually finishes. I finish with a C but I don't think it's right.


















 
 
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About the artist behind Khe Sahn 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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