Khe Sahn chords ver. 2 with lyrics by Cold Chisel for guitar and ukulele @ Guitaretab

Cold Chisel – Khe Sahn chords ver. 2

 I take no credit for this tab, all credit should go to Dean Povey who made 
everything in this tab, all i did was put the chords above the words in the latter verses.

Khe Sanh - Cold Chisel
                 Transcribed by Dean Povey (

          G    320003     D    xx0232     Em   0220xx     C    x32010
          Bm   x24432     Am   xx2210     G/f# 200003

          h - Hammer on
          p - Pull off

Riffs ----- Riff 1 Riff 2 e --------- e ---------| b --------- b ---------| g -----0-2- g -2h4p2---| d -0-2----- d ---------|
Intro -----
G D Em D C Bm Am DRiff 1 / / / Riff 2 / / / / / / / / / / / /
Verse -----
Em C G G/f# G DI Left my heart to the sappers round, Khe Sahn.
Em C DAnd my soul was sold with my cigarettes, to the black market man.
Em C G CI've had the Vietnam cold turkey, from the ocean to the silver city
Am F DAnd it's only other vets could understand.
Em C G G/f# G D'Bout the long forgotten dockside guarantees,
Em C DHow there were no V-day heroes in nineteen seventy-three;
Em C G CHow we sailed into Sydney Harbour, saw an old friend but I couldn't kiss her.
Am D G C G DShe was lined, and I was home to the lucky land
Lyrics ------
Em C G G/f# G D1. She was like so many more from that time on
Em C D Their lives were all so empty, till they'd found there chosen one,
Em C G C And their legs were often open, But their minds were always closed,
Am F D And their hearts were held in fast suburban chains
Em C G G/f# G D2. And the legal pads were yellow, Hours long paypackets lean,
Em C D And the telex writers clattered Where the gunships once had been;
Em C G C But the carparks made me jumpy, And I never stopped the dreams,
Am D G C G D Or the growing need for speed and novacaine
Em C G G/f# G D3. So I worked across the country from end to end
Em C D Tried to find a place to settle down, Where my mixed up life could mend,
Em C G C Held a job on an oil-rig, Flying choppers when I could,
Am F D But the nightlife nearly drove me round the bend.
Em C G G/f# G D4. And I've travelled round the world from year to year,
Em C D And each one found me aimless One more year the worse for wear,
Em C G C And I've been back to South East Asia, And the answer sure ain't there,
Am D G C G D But I'm drifting north, To check things out again.
Em C G G/f# G D5. Well the last plane of Sydney's almost gone.
Em C D And only seven flying hours, And I'll be landing in Hong Kong.
Em C G C And there ain't nothin' like the kisses From a jaded Chinese princess,
Am F D I'm gonna hit some Hong Kong mattress all night long
Em C G G/f# G D6. Well the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone.
Em C D You know the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone.
Em C G C And it's really got me worried, I'm going nowhere and I'm in a hurry.
Am D G C G You know the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone.
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