Khe Sahn chords with lyrics by Cold Chisel for guitar and ukulele @ Guitaretab

Cold Chisel – Khe Sahn chords

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Khe Sahn - Cold Chisel 1978


Am F CI left my heart to the sappers round Khe Sanh
Am F G And my soul was sold with my cigarettes to the blackmarket man
Am FI've had the Vietnam cold turkey
C AmFrom the ocean to the Silver City
F G And it's only other vets could understand
Am F CAbout the long forgotten dockside guarantees
Am F GHow there were no V-day heroes in 1973
Am FHow we sailed into Sydney Harbour
C AmSaw an old friend but I couldn't kiss her
F GShe was lined, and I was home to the lucky land
Am F CAnd she was like so many more from that time on
Am F GTheir lives were all so empty, till they found their chosen one
Am FAnd their legs were often open
C AmBut their minds were always closed
F GAnd their hearts were held in fast suburban chains
Am F CAnd the legal pads were yellow, hours long, paypacket lean
Am F GAnd the telex writers clattered where the gunships once had been
Am FBut the car parks made me jumpy
C AmAnd I never stopped the dreams
F GOr the growing need for speed and novacaine
Am F CSo I worked across the country from end to end
Am F G Tried to find a place to settle down, where my mixed up life could mend
Am FHeld a job on an oil-rig
C AmFlying choppers when I could
F GBut the nightlife nearly drove me round the bend
Am F CAnd I've travelled round the world from year to year
Am F GAnd each one found me aimless, one more year the more for wear
Am FAnd I've been back to South East Asia
C AmBut the answer sure ain't there
F GBut I'm drifting north, to check things out again
Am F CYou know the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone
Am F GOnly seven flying hours, and I'll be landing in Hong Kong
Am FThere ain't nothing like the kisses
C AmFrom a jaded Chinese princess
F GI'm gonna hit some Hong Kong mattress all night long
Am F CWell the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone
Am F GYeah the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone
Am FAnd it's really got me worried
C AmI'm goin' nowhere and I'm in a hurry
F GAnd the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone
Last Verse x2 I'm not sure how it actually finishes. I finish with a C but I don't think it's right.
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