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Khe Sanh Chords
Cold Chisel; Khe Sanh

chords and words

INTRO:

Ab Eb/G Fm Eb C# Ab/C Bbm Eb

verse 1:

Fm                     C#                 Ab Absus4 Ab Eb/G
I left my heart to the sappers round Khe Sanh
       Fm                      C#               Eb  Fm/Eb  Eb
And i sold my soul with my cigaretts to the black market man
Edim         Fm              C#        
I've had the Vietnam cold turkey 
          Ab                   C#
from the ocean to the silver city 
          Bbm        F#              Eb    Fm  Eb/G  Eb
And it's only other Vets could understand

verse 2

Fm             C#            Ab  Absus4  Ab  Eb/G
About the long forgotten dockside guarentees 
               Fm    Eb  C#           Eb/G   Fm     Eb
How there were no V-day heroes in nineteen seventy three 
         Fm                  C#
How we sailed into Sydney Harbour
         Ab                        C#
 saw an old friend but I couldn't kiss her
             Bbm          Eb                 Ab  C#  Ab Eb/G 
She was lined, and I was home to the lucky land

verse 3:

Fm          C#                 Ab  Absus4  Ab  Eb/G
And she was like so many more from that time on
        Fm           Eb  C#                 Eb         Fm/Bb  Eb  Edim
Their lives were all so empty, till they'd found their chosen one
            Fm              C#
And their legs were often open
           Ab                 C#
but their minds were always closed
            Bbm                F#              Eb  Fm/Bb  Eb Edim 
And their hearts were held in fast suburban chains

verse 4:

Fm               C#           Ab       Absus4  Ab   Eb/G
And the legal pads were yellow, hours long, paypackets lean
         Fm               C#                Eb    Fm/Bb     Eb   Edim
And the telex writers clattered were the gunships once had been 
         Fm                C#
But the car parks made me jumpy
        Ab                 C#
And it never stopped the dreams
         Bbm              Eb           Ab     C#  Ab
or the growing need for speed and novacaine

verse 5:

Fm                 C#     Ab Absus4 Ab Eb/G
So I worked across the country end to end
          Fm              C#                    Eb        Fm/Bb     Eb  Edim
Tried to find a place to settle down, where my mixed up life could mend
       Fm           C#
Held a job on an oil-rig
          Ab             C#
flying choppers when I could
           Bbm             F#                Eb   Fm/Eb  Eb Edim
But the nightlife nearly drove me round the bend

verse 6:

Fm                  C#                Ab  Absus4  Ab  Eb/G
And I've travelled round the world from year to year
     Fm                   C#               Eb      Fm/Bb     Eb
And each one's found me aimless, one more year the worse for wear
      Edim     Fm                 C#
And i've been back to South East Asia
         Ab                C#
but the answer sure aint there
          Bbm              Eb                 Ab C# Ab
But I'm drifting North to check things ouit again



this fills the next bit:

Fm C# Ab Absus4 Ab Eb/G
Fm C# Eb Fm/Bb Eb Edim
Fm C# Ab C# Bbm Eb Ab C# Ab Eb/G

verse 7:

Fm                C#              Ab  Absus4  Ab Eb/G
You know the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone
      Fm           C#                 Eb      Fm/Bb   Eb
Only seven flying hours and i'll  be landing in Hong Kong
   Edim      Fm              C#          
There aint nothin like the kisses
        Ab             C#
From a jaded Chinese Princess
           Bbm                F#                 Eb Fm/Eb Eb Edim
I'm gonna hit some Hong Kong matress all night long

verse 8:

Fm                C#              Ab   Absus4  Ab Eb/G 
Well know the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone
                   Fm            C#             Eb  Fm/Bb  Eb
You know the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone
 Edim      Fm            C#
and it's really got me worried 
          Ab                    C#
I'm goin nowhere and I'm in a hurry
          Bbm              Eb              Ab  Eb/G
And the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone

Fm                C#              Ab   Absus4  Ab Eb/G 
Well know the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone
                   Fm            C#             Eb  Fm/Bb  Eb
You know the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone
 Edim      Fm            C#
and it's really got me worried 
          Ab                    C#
I'm goin nowhere and I'm in a hurry
          Bbm              Eb              Ab  C# Ab C# Ab
And the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone

This also sounds great just on piano, top song.

- Sam Mather

 
 
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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