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Cold Chisel - Khe Sanh chords

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Cold Chisel; Khe Sanh

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INTRO:

Ab Eb/G Fm Eb Db Ab/c Bbm Eb


verse 1:

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

verse 2

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

verse 3:

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


verse 4:

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

verse 5:

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

verse 6:

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



this fills the next bit:

Fm Db Ab Absus4 Ab Eb/G
Fm Db Eb Fm/Bb Eb Edim
Fm Db Ab Db Bbm Eb Ab Db Ab Eb/G


verse 7:

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

verse 8:

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


This also sounds great just on piano, top song.


 - Sam Mather
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