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Billy Dont Be A Hero chords

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Words By Peter Callander
Music by Mitch Murray

Intro :
C Cmaj7 C Cmaj7 C Cmaj7

whistling
C - Cmaj7 - Dm - G - G7 - C

riff 1:
v   v   v   v    v
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Verse 1:      
Dm                     G7
The marchin' band came down along main street,
C                      Cmaj7
the soldier blues fell in behind.
Dm                  G7
I looked across and there I saw Billy,
C                 Cmaj7
waiting to go and join the line,
Dm                 G7
and with her head upon his shoulder
Dm                   G7
his young and lovely fiancée.
Dm                   G7
From where I stood I saw she was cryin',
Dm              F       G7
and through her tears I heard her say :


Chorus: 
C                 Cmaj7            Dm
Billy, don't be a hero, don't be a fool with your life !
Dm7               G7                  C
Billy, don't be a hero, come back and make me your wife !
C                       C7            F                     Fm
And as Billy started to go, she said, keep your pretty head low,
C               Dm    G            C
Billy, don't be hero, come back to me !

                                       
Verse 2:     
Dm                     G7
The soldier blues were trapped on a hillside,
C                 Cmaj7  
the battle raging all around,
Dm                         G7
the sergeant cried, “We've got to hang on boys!
C                      Cmaj7
We've got to hold this piece of ground !
Dm            G7
I need a volunteer to ride up,
Dm                     G7
and bring us back some extra men.”
Dm                   G7
And Billy's hand was up in a moment
Dm         F       G7
Forgettin' all the words she said...

(orig. moves up half a note to capo 1st here)
          G
She said : 


Chorus: 
C                 Cmaj7            Dm
Billy, don't be a hero, don't be a fool with your life !
Dm7               G7                  C
Billy, don't be a hero, come back and make me your wife !
C                       C7            F                     Fm
And as Billy started to go, she said, keep your pretty head low,
C               Dm    G            C
Billy, don't be hero, come back to me !


Dm               G7
I heard his fiancee got a letter
C                   Cmaj7  
That told how Billy died that day
Dm                   G7
The letter said that he was a hero
C                      Cmaj7  
She should be proud he died that way
Dm                    G       C
I heard she threw the letter away

whistling
C - Cmaj7 - Dm - Dm7 - G7 - C
and so on
 

            
            
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tommycarroll856 10 Aug 23, 2017 04:23 AM

Where's the key change? Other than that, not bad..

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