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I Was Only Nineteen Chords

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I WAS ONLY NINETEEN
Written By John Schuman
TAB by Cooroy Bogan

C			Eb		Bb			F
Mum and Dad and Denny saw the passing out parade at Puckapunyal
C	Bb		    C
(1t was long march from cadets).
C			Eb		Bb			F
The sixth battalion was the next to tour and It was me who drew the card.
C	Bb		      		C
We did Canungra and Shoalwater before we left.

Chorus I:
G						F			C
And Townsville lined the footpath as we marched down to the quay.
G						F			C
This clipping from the paper shows us young and strong and clean.
Am			G			F		C
And there's me in my slouch hat with my SLR and greens.
G				F
God help me, I was only nineteen.
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Marvin2Shoes wrote on September 2 2008, 08:41 am

Did you even listen to the song more than once?
This is a joke.... This song is an Australian icon... It is the song describing the Diggers sacrifice in Vietnam... do us the honour of posting all the lyrics and you don't post until you have some respect for the Australian soldier. It would also help if you can play along with the original and have it sound IN-TUNE! You are an idiot !!!!

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Geno68 wrote on October 12 2008, 02:04 pm

Marvin a bit of a cranky pants here. This sounds OK for some reason. Played as bar chords it sounds OK. Obviously a different key to the other version on here (which is much better it must be said) but I reckon it is OK (not great but OK).

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longtailtwistedleaders wrote on May 16 2015, 03:15 am

A C G D A G A A....

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