Stan Ridgeway – Camouflage chords

Stan Ridgeway 
Camouflage                 CAPO 5 

Am C D FI was a p.f.c. on a search patrol, huntin' Charlie down
Am G AmIt was in the jungle wars of '65
Am C D FMy weapon jammed and I got stuck way out and all alone
Am G AmAnd I could hear the enemy movin' in close outside
C G Dm AmJust then I heard a twig snap and I grabbed my empty gun
C Em AmAnd I dug in scared while I counted down my fate
C G Dm AmAnd then a big marine, a giant, with a pair of friendly eyes
C Em AmAppeared there at my shoulder and said wait.
Am C D FWhen he came in close beside me, he said don't worry, son, I'm here
Am G AmIf Charlie wants to tangle now, he'll have two to dodge
Am C D FI said, well, thanks a lot! I told him my name and asked him his
Am G AmAnd he said the boys just call me camouflage
Am C D FWoah-oh-oh-oh, camouflage
Am G AmThings are never quite the way they seem
Am C D FWoah-oh-oh-oh, camouflage
Am G AmI was awfully glad to see this big marine
Am C D FWell, I was gonna ask him where he came from, when we heard the bullets fly
Am G AmComin' through the brush, and all around our ears
Am C D FIt was then I saw this big Marine light a fire in his eye
Am G AmAnd it was strange, but suddenly, I forgot my fears
C G Dm AmWell, we fought all night, side by side, we took our battle stance
C Em AmAnd I wondered how the bullets missed this man
C G Dm Am'Cause they seemed to go right through him just as if he wasn't there
C Em AmAnd in the mornin' we both took a chance and ran
Am C D FAnd it was near the riverbank when the ambush came on top of us
Am G AmAnd I thought it was the end, and we were had
Am C D FThen a bullet with my name on it came buzzin' through a bush
Am G AmAnd that big Marine, he just swat it with his hand
F Am G AmJust like it was a fly...
Am C D FWoah-oh-oh-oh, Camouflage
Am G AmThings are never quite the way they seem
Am C D FWoah-oh-oh-oh, Camouflage
Am G AmThis was an awfully strange (big) Marine
Am C And I knew there was somethin' weird about him,
D F'Cause when I turned around,
Am G AmHe was pullin' a big palm tree up outta the ground
Am C D FAnd swattin' those Charlies with it from here to kingdom come
Am G Am
Am C D FWhen he led me outta danger I saw my camp and waved goodbye
Am G AmHe just winked at me from the jungle and then was gone
Am C D FWhen I got back to my H.Q., I told 'em about my night
Am G AmAnd the battle I'd spent with a big Marine named Camouflage
C G Dm AmWhen I said his name, the soldier gulped, and a medic took my arm
C Em AmAnd led me to a green tent on the right
C G Dm AmHe said "You may be tellin' true, boy, but this here is Camouflage
C Em AmAnd he's been right here since he passed away last night
C Em AmIn fact, he's been here all week long...
Am C D FBut before he went, he said Semper Fi, and said his only wish
Am G AmWas to save a young Marine caught in a barrage
Am C D F So here, take his dog tag, son, I know he'd want you to have it now"
Am G AmAnd we both said a prayer for a big Marine named Camouflage
Chorus repeat
Am C D FSo next time you're in a jungle fight, and you feel a presence near
Am G AmOr hear a voice that in your mind will lodge
Am C D FJust be thankful that you're not alone you've got some company
Am G AmFrom a big Marine the boys call Camouflage
Chorus repeat x2
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