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Dixie Chicks - Travelin Soldier chords

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    G
1.  Two days past eighteen
 
    he was waiting for the bus in his army greens,
         C
    sat down in a booth in a café there,
              G
    gave his order to a girl with a bow in her hair.
    G
2.  He's a little shy, so she gave him a smile,
 
    and he said, "Would you mind sitting down for a while,
         C                                 G
    and talking to me, I'm feeling a little low."
                  F                  C                    G
    She said, "I'm off in an hour, and I know where we can go."
    G
3.  So they went down and they sat on the pier,
 
    he said, "I bet you got a boyfriend, but I don't care,
      C                          G
    I got no one to send a letter to.
              F              C                 G          
    Would you mind, if I sent one back here to you?"
 
    Em   C
    I... cried, never gonna hold the hand of another guy,
    G
    too young for him they told her,
    D
    waiting for the love of the travelin' soldier.
    Em
    Our love will never end,
    C
    waiting for the soldier to come back again,
    G                               D
    never more to be alone when the letter says,
                        G
    my soldier's coming home.

    G
4.  So the letters came from an army camp
 
    in California, then Vietnam,
           C
    and he told her of his heart and it might be love,
        G
    and all of the things he was so scared of.
 
    G
5.  He said, when it's getting kinda rough over here,
 
    I think of that day sitting down at the pier.
          C                                 G
    And I close my eyes and see your pretty smile.
          F                     C                   G
    Don't worry, but I won't be able to write for a while.
 
    Em   C
    I... cried, never gonna hold the hand of another guy,
    G
    too young for him they told her,
    D
    waiting for the love of the travelin' soldier.
    Em
    Our love will never end,
    C
    waiting for the soldier to come back again,
    G                               D
    never more to be alone when the letter says,
                        G
    my soldier's coming home.
 
+ instrumental = verses 4 & 5
 
    G
6.  One Friday night at a football game,
 
    the Lord's Prayer said and the anthem sung,
      C
    a man said Folks would you bow your head
            G
    for the list of local Vietnam dead.
  
    G
7.  Crying all alone under the stands
 
    was the piccolo player in the marching band,
        C                               G
    and one name read and nobody really cared,
           F                 C                      G
    but a pretty little girl      with a bow in her hair.
 
    Em   C
    I... cried, never gonna hold the hand of another guy,
    G
    too young for him they told her,
    D
    waiting for the love of the travelin' soldier.
    Em
    Our love will never end,
    C
    waiting for the soldier to come back again,
    G                               D
    never more to be alone when the letter says,
                        G
    my soldier's coming home.
    
    Em   C
    I... cried, never gonna hold the hand of another guy,
    G
    too young for him they told her,
    D
    waiting for the love of the travelin' soldier.
    Em
    Our love will never end,
    C
    waiting for the soldier to come back again,
    G                               D
    never more to be alone when the letter says,
                        G
    my soldier's coming home.
 

 
(original capo 2nd)

I didn't originally chord this but I did make a few changes.
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