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Travelin Soldier Chords

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My first tab :) Enjoy

Cadd9: either x32030 or 335533



G
Two days past 18
He was waitin' for the bus in his army greens
Cadd9
Sat down in a booth at a cafe there
          G
Gave his order to the girl with a bow in her hair
He's a little shy so she gave him a smile
So he said would you mind sittin' down for a while
	Cadd9			      G
And talkin' to me I'm feelin' a little low
	     A			  C
She said I'm off in an hour and I know where we can go
G
So they went down and they sat on the pier
He said I bet you got a boyfriend but I don't care
   Cadd9                         G  
I've got no one to send a letter to
          A                C
Would you mind if I sent one back here to you?

CHORUS:
Em
I cried
C                                   G
Never gonna hold the hand of another guy

Too young for him they told her
D                        
Waitin' for the love of the travelin' soldier
Em
Our love will never end
C                                      G
Waitin' for the soldier to come back again

Never more to be alone
        D			      G
When the letter says a soldier's coming home

 
G
So the letters came from an army camp
In California then Vietnam
        Cadd9
And he told his heart
It might be love
    G
And all of the things he was so scared of
Said when it's gettin kinda rough over here
I think about that day sittin' down at the pier
  Cadd9                            G       
And close my eyes and see your pretty smile
          A                     C                     G
Now don't worry but I won't be able to write for a while

CHORUS
     G [strum once then mute]
One Friday night at a football game
     G
The Lord's Prayer said and the anthem sang
      Cadd9                  G
A man said folks would you bow your heads
                 [don't strum]       [pause]
For the list of local Vietnam dead
G           
Cryin' all alone under the stands

Was the piccolo player in the marching band
    Cadd9                          G
And none name read, nobody really cared
       A                 C
But a pretty little girl with a bow in her hair

CHORUS [twice]
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cassidybsimpson wrote on July 23 2011, 03:04 am

I play Am instead of A. I like the dissonance.

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mandy.cummins wrote on March 26 2014, 10:08 am

Try F major 7 instead of A or Am. A is totally out.

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