Chip Taylor - American Hero chords

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intro. Am G x2

v1. Am                (b  c) G
    Set me up straight in my chair, comb my hair.
           Am             (b  c)  G
    'Cause tonight, I meet an ol' friend.
        Am            (b    c)G
    & I wonder if she will be thinkin' of me
   (f#  e)D
    now & then

v2.         Am                        G
    She's a candle that burns for the sailor's return.
            Am                            G
    She's a fortress that's safe from the storm.
          Am                          G
    She's brave & she's free. & she's waitin'
               D
    to keep me warm.

ch.    c                  (b    a)  G           
(f# e)
    So save all your small talk for some other lady,
         F                 (e D)   Em    Em7
    Just give her your love & your pride.
      c              (b   a)G                   
(f# e)   D
    & lay down beside her & give her what's left of your hide.

v3. Am                       G
    Set me up straight in my chair, comb my hair.
        Am                     G
    For tonight, I meet an ol' friend.
            Am                     G                     D
    She was with me across the sea south of the bay of Japan.

ch.    c                             G
    (hum first line)
         F                         Em    Em7
    Just give her your love & your pride.
      c                     G                            D
    & lay down beside her & give her what's left of your hide.

v4. (repeat v1)

N.B. notes in () = keep chord, move root notes along the notated runs.

Theme from American Hero also on title track on an '80s vigilante movie called "The 
Exterminator". the song can be found on youtube. is well worth a listen. great wee song.
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