Johnny Cash Singing In Vietnam Talking Blues chords
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Capo 3rd fret Intro: ||: G | G :|| G One mornin' at breakfast I said to my wife, C "We've been ev'rywhere once and some places twice." A7 As I had another helping of country ham, she said, D "We ain't never been to Vietnam, G And there's a bunch of our boys over there." C D7 So we went to the Orient, Saigon. G Well, we got a big welcome when we drove in C To the gates of a place that they call Long Ben. A7 We checked in and ev'rything got kind of quiet. D But a soldier boy said, "Just wait till tonight. G C Things get noisy, things start happenin'. D7 Big, bad firecrackers." G Well, that night we did about four shows for the boys C And they were livin' it up with a whole lot of noise. A7 We did our last song for the night D And we crawled into bed for some peace and quiet. G C But things weren't peaceful and things weren't quiet. D7 Things were scary. G Well, for a few minutes, June never said one word, C And I thought at first that she hadn't heard. A7 Then a shell exploded not two miles away. D She sat up in bed and I heard her say, G C "What was that?" I said, "That was a shell or a bomb." D7 She said, "I'm scared." I said, "Me too". G Well, all night long that noise kept on, C And the sound would chill you right to the bone. A7 The bullets and the bombs and the mortar shells D G Shook our bed ev'ry time one fell and it never let up. C D7 It was gonna get worse before it got any better. G Well, when the sun came up, the noise died down. C We got a few minutes sleep and we were sleepin' sound. A7 Then a soldier knocked on our door and said, D G Last night they brought in 7 dead and 14 wounded. C D7 And would we come down to the base hospital and see the boys. Yeah. G So, we went to the hospital ward by day C And ev'ry night we were singin' away. A7 Then the shells and the bombs till dawn again, D And the helicopters brought in the wounded men. G C D7 Night after night, day after day, comin' and goin'. G So, we sadly sang for them our last song C And reluctantly we said, "So long." A7 We did our best to let 'em know that we care D For ev'ry last one of 'em that's over there. G Wether we belong over there or not, C D7 Somebody over here loves 'em and needs 'em. G Well, now, that's about all that there is to tell C About that little trip into livin' hell. A7 And if I ever go back over there anymore, D I hope there's none of our boys there for me to sing for. G I hope that war is over with C D7 G And they all come back home to stay in peace. For more Johnny Cash chords, see www.unofficial-johnnycash.com!