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Khe Sanh Chords
KHE SANH - COLD CHISEL

Intro:

Play the NOTES D,E,G,A. Then the CHORDS: G D/F# Em D C Bm C D then straight into the verse

Verse 1
  Em                    C                 G C G D
I left my heart to the sappers round Khe Sanh
       Em                    C                D      D6     D7  Ebdim
And my soul was sold with my cigarettes to the Black market man
             Em           C       
I've had the Vietnam cold turkey, 
         G                   C
from the ocean to the silver city
         Am         F               D D6 D7 Ebdim
And it's only other vets would understand

Em             C              G C G D
About the long forgotten dockside guarantees
               Em       C         D D6 D7 Ebdim
How there were no V-day heroes in 1973
       Em                 C
How we sailed into Sydney harbour,
         G                     C
Saw an old friend but couldn't kiss her
        Am               D                 G C G D
She was lined, and I was home to the lucky land

Verse 2
  Em                     C                 G C G D
And she was like so many more from that time on
         Em              C                 D          D6    D7 Ebdim
Their lives were all so empty, till they found their chosen one
           Em              C
And their legs were often open
           G                C
But their minds were always closed
          Am                  F             D D6 D7 Ebdim
And their hearts were held in fast suburban chains

Em              C               G C G D
And the legal pads were yellow, hours long, paypacket lean
        Em            C                    D D6 D7 Ebdim
And the telex writers clattered where the gunships once had been
        Em                C
But the car parks made me jumpy
      G                  C
And I never stopped the dreams
        Am              D              G C G D
Or the growing need for speed and novacaine

Verse 3
     Em                C                G C G D
So I worked across the country end to end
         Em              C                     D D6 D7 Ebdim 
Tried to find a place to settle down, where my mixed up life could mend
       Em        C
Held a job on an oil-rig
       G                C
Flying choppers when I could
        Am               F                  D D6 D7 Ebdim
But the nightlife nearly drove me round the bend
         Em                  C                  G C G D
And I've travelled round the world from year to year
    Em                C                 D                D6 D7 Ebdim
And each one found me aimless, one more year the worse for wear
              Em                 C
And I've been back to South East Asia
        G                 C
But the answer sure ain't there
        Am                 D                 G C G D
But I'm drifting north, to check things out again

Synth Solo CHORDS
Em  C  G     D
Em  C  D     B
Em  C  G   C
Am  D  G C G D

Verse 4
             Em                C               G C G D
You know the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone
     Em           C                  D       D6       D7 Ebdim 
Only seven flying hours, and I'll be landing in Hong Kong
            Em               C
There ain't nothing like the kisses
       G             C
From a jaded Chinese princess
          Am       F         D                   D6 D7 Ebdim\
I'm gonna hit some Hong Kong mattress all night long

Em                C               G C G D
Well the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone
         Em                C               D D6 D7 Ebdim
Yeah the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone
         Em            C
And it's really got me worried
          G               C
I'm goin' nowhere and I'm in a hurry
             Am                D               G   C   G   C   G
You know the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone

 
 
Cold Chisel - Khe Sanh Chords :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
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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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