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Dust Of Urazgan chords

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To hear his tune check out - http://www.abc.net.au/local/videos/2011/09/02/3308892.htm

I don't have the same fingering skills, so I have had to simplify the chords for my skill level.  
Holding off on the Cadd9 change and carrying it over to the G - D line works for some verse.

Dust Of Uruzghan – Fred Smith

D                                            Cadd9
In the ring they called me “Warlord”, my mother calls me Paul
G                                         D
You can call me Private Warren when your filing your report
D                                            Cadd9
As to how I came to be here this is what I understand
G                                         D
In this hospital in Germany from the Dust of Uruzgan

D                                   Cadd9
I had just turned 28, just bought a new car
G                                         D
When I joined the first Battalion of the Big One RAR
D                                       Cadd9
We were next up for deployment into south Afghanistan
G                                         D
To combat the insurgence in the Dust of Uruzgan

D                                            Cadd9
It took seven months of training just to get into the joint
G                                         D
There were pushups and procedures there was death by power point
D                              Cadd9
Then the RSOI course in Ali Al Salaam
G                                         D
But nothing can prepare you for the Dust of Uruzgan

D                                      Cadd9
Me and Benny sat together flying into Kandahar
G                                         D
Sucked back on our near beers in the Camp Baker Bar
D                                     Cadd9
Then up at 0530 we were on the Herc and out
G                                         D
Twenty flying minutes we were in to Tarin Kowt

D                                            Cadd9
We shook hands as the boys Ripped out from MRTF one
G                                         D
And pretty soon were out patrolling in the Afghan summer sun
D                                            Cadd9
Walking through the green zone with a Styer in my hand
G                                         D
Body armor chafing through the dust of Uruzgan

D                                            Cadd9
We started up near Chora working 14 hours a day
G                                         D
Mentoring a Kandak from the Afghan 4th brigade
D                                            Cadd9
Down through the Baluchi into eastern Dorafshan
G                                         D
Working under open skies in the dust of Uruzgan

D                                            Cadd9
It’s a long way from Townsville not like any place you’ll see
G                                         D
Suddenly you’re walking through from the 14th century
D                                            Cadd9
Women under burkhas, tribal warlords rule a land
G                                         D
Full of goats, and huts and jingle trucks is the Dust of Uruzgan

D                                            Cadd9
And the Education Minister can neither read nor write
G                                         D
And Minister for Women runs the knock shop there at night
D                                            Cadd9
They’ve been fighting here forever over water, food and land
G                                         D
Murdering each other in the dust of Uruzgan

D                                            Cadd9
There’s nothing about this province that’s remotely fair or just
G                                         D
worse than the corruption is the endless f#*%!ing dust
D                                            Cadd9
Its as fine as talcum powder on the ground and in the air
G                                         D
And it gets in to your eyes and it gets in to your hair

D                                            Cadd9
And it gets in to your weapon and it gets in to your boots
G                                         D
When bureaucrats all show up here it gets in to their suits
D                                            Cadd9
It gets in the machinery and foils every plan
G                                         D
Theres some quite symbolic about the dust of Uruzgan

D                                            Cadd9
Still the people can be gracious and they’re funny and their smart
G                                         D
And When the children look into your eyes they walk into your heart
D                                            Cadd9
They face each day with courage and each year without a plan
G                                         D
Beyond scratching for survival in the Dust of Uruzgan

D                                            Cadd9
But the Taliban are ruthless keep the people terrorized
G                                         D
With roadside bombs and  hangings and leaving letters in the night
D                                            Cadd9
And they have no useful vision for the children of this land
G                                         D
But to keep them praying on their knees in the Dust of Uruzgan

D                                            Cadd9
It was a quiet Saturday morning when the 2 Shop made a call
G                                         D
On a compound of interest to the east of COP Mashal
D                                            Cadd9
We had some information they were building IED’s
G                                         D
So we cordoned and we searched it in accord with SOPs

D                                            Cadd9
I was on the west flank picket, propped there with Ben
G                                         D
there to keep a watchful eye out while the other blokes went in
D                                            Cadd9
We looked for signs of danger from the TTPs we’d learned
G                                         D
But the Nationals were moving back and forth without concern

D                                            Cadd9
We’d been standing still for hours when I took a quick step back
G                                         D
Kicked a small AP mine, and everything went black
D                                Cadd9
Woke up on a gurney flat out on my back
G                                         D
had to ask them seven times just to get the facts

D                                            Cadd9
That I lived to tell the story through a simple twist of fate
G                                         D
The main charge lay ten feet away from the pressure plate
D                                            Cadd9
You see the mine was linked by det chord to a big charge laid by hand
G                                         D
Hidden there under Benny by the Dust of Uruzgan

D                                            Cadd9
I was a Queensland Champ Thai Boxer now I look south of my knee
G                                         D
And all I see is bed sheets were my right foot used to be
D                                            Cadd9
Benny’s dead and buried underneath Australian sand
G                                         D
But his spirits out their wandering through the Dust, the Dust of Uruzgan

D                                            Cadd9
Now I’m going back to Townsville it’s the city of my birth
G                                         D
Some go back to Ballarat and some go back to Perth
D                                            Cadd9
I’ll be living with my mother who’s still trying to understand
G                                         D
Why we’re spending blood and treasure in the Dust, the dust of Uruzgan

            
            
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rocknroll93 30 Feb 27, 2015 11:43 PM

great song, and not too bad on the chords.

a fitting tribute to the diggers out there. someday in my career I may have to do a tour or 2.

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