Harvey Andrews - Soldier chords

      
Not A particularly hard song. But A very meaningful song about the troubles. You 
should be able to see the pattern in the chords, please comment and rate :)

Intro;
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A EIn a station in the city a British soldier stood
E ATalking to the people there if the people would
A ESome just stared in hatred, and others turned in pain
E AAnd the lonely British soldier wished he was back home again
D ACome join the British Army! said the posters in his town
E ASee the world and have your fun come serve before the Crown
D AThe jobs were hard to come by and he could not face the dole
E ASo he took his country's shilling and enlisted on the roll
A EFor there was no fear of fighting, the Empire long was lost
E AJust ten years in the army getting paid for being bossed
A EThen leave a man experienced a man who's made the grade
E AA medal and a pension some mem'ries and a trade
A EThen came the call to Ireland as the call had come before
E AAnother bloody chapter in an endless civil war
A EThe priests they stood on both sides the priests they stood behind
E AAnother fight in Jesus name the blind against the blind
D AThe soldier stood between them between the whistling stones
E AAnd then the broken bottles that led to broken bones
D AThe petrol bombs that burnt his hands the nails that pierced his skin
E AAnd wished that he had stayed at home surrounded by his kin
The station filled with people the soldier soon was bored But better in the station than where the people warred The room filled up with mothers with daughters and with sons Who stared with itchy fingers at the soldier and his gun A yell of fear a screech of brakes the shattering of glass The window of the station broke to let the package pass A scream came from the mothers as they ran towards the door Dragging children crying from the bomb upon the floor The soldier stood and could not move his gun he could not use He knew the bomb had seconds and not minutes on the fuse He could not run to pick it up and throw it in the street There were far too many people there too many running feet Take cover! yelled the soldier, Take cover for your lives And the Irishmen threw down their young and stood before their wives They turned towards the soldier their eyes alive with fear For God's sake save our children or they'll end their short lives here The soldier moved towards the bomb his stomach like a stone Why was this his battle God why was he alone He lay down on the package and he murmured one farewell To those at home in England to those he loved so well He saw the sights of summer felt the wind upon his brow The young girls in the city parks how precious were they now The soaring of the swallow the beauty of the swan The music of the turning world so soon would it be gone A muffled soft explosion and the room began to quake The soldier blown across the floor his blood a crimson lake They never heard him cry or shout they never heard him moan And they turned their children's faces from the blood and from the bones The crowd outside soon gathered and the ambulances came To carry off the body of a pawn lost in the game And the crowd they clapped and cheered and they sang their rebel songs One soldier less to interfere where he did not belong But will the children growing up learn at their mothers' knees The story of the soldier who bought their liberty Who used his youthful body as a means towards an end Who gave his life to those who called him murderer not friend
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