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Universal Soldier Chords

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Capo the second or third, your choice... 

      C           D             G        Em
 He is five feet two, and he's six feet four,
    C          D                G     
he fights with missiles and with spears. 
       C            D              G       Em
He is all of thirty-one, and he's only seventeen.
           C                    Am       D
's been a soldier for thousand years.

        C           D         G         Em
He's a Catholic, a Hindu, an atheist,a Chein, 
  C               D             G
a Buddhist and a Baptist and a Jew. 
       C                  D            G                Em
And he knows,he shouldn't kill, and he knows he always will,
             C                    Am        D
kill you for me my friend and and me for you.

          C            D            G             Em
And he's fighting for Canada, he's fighting for France.
      C               D   G
He's fighting for the U.S.A., 
         C                D                   G            Em
and he's fighting for the Russians, and he's fighting for Japan,
        C               Am               D
and he thinks we put an end to war this way.

         C               D            G                Em
And he's fighting for democracy, he's fighting for the Reds.
   C                  D         G
He says it's for the peace of all.
         C               D             G                  Em 
He's the one who must decide, who's to live and who's to die,
        C             Am              D
and he never sees the writing on the wall.

        C                  D                 G           Em
But without him, how would Hitler have condemned him at Dachau,
        C           D                 G
without him Caesar would have stood alone.
          C                D         G              Em
He's the one who gives his body as a weapon of the war,
        C                D                G        D
and without him all this killing can't go on. 
          C             D            G            Em
He's the universal soldier and he really is to blame,
       C              D            G
his orders come from far away, no more.
                 C                  D             
They come from here and there, and you and me, 
     G                  Em
and brothers, can't you see, 
         C                           D
this is not the way we put an end to war.

Some would differ with me on the Capo placement...
I have a bad ear for such things. I'm fairly sure that the 
chords are accurate however, comments on the Capo position 
are appreciated! 

Strum on brethren! 
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RalpH_himself wrote on December 22 2010, 07:50 am

The version I have starts with E, F#, ...
However, I prefer Capo 2 and D, E, ... since this rends it easier playable.

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Glasskatten wrote on April 3 2013, 11:00 am

It's "a jain", not "chein".

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Msartain wrote on March 8 2014, 06:57 pm

Capo on 4 also sounds quite nice

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