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Only Nineteen ukulele

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
From: HCHA8904593X@lust1.latrobe.edu.au (PERRETT, ANDREW)

Only Nineteen                                              Redgum

intro (one chord per bar): A C G D A G A A

  A          C             G                 D               A
1) Mum and Dad and Denny saw the passing out parade at Puckapunyal
                    G            A
IT was a long march from cadets
The sixth battalion was the next to tour
           G                    D
and it was me who drew the card
          A               G                     A
We did Canungra and shoal water before we left

chorus 1
          E                                            D           A
      And Townsville lined the footpaths as we marched to the quay
     E                                 D                           A
This clipping from the paper shows us young and strong and clean
    F#M                    E           D              A
And theres me in my slouch hat with my SLR and greens
         E             F#M  E    D
God help me I was on - ly   nine teen

2) From Vung Tau riding chinooks to the dust at Nui Dat
Id been in and out of choppers no for months
But we made our tents a home, VB, and pinups on the lockers
And an Asian orange sunset though the scrub

chorus 2
And can you tell me doctor why I still cant get to sleep
And why night times just a jungle dark and a barking M16
And whats this rash that comes and goes can you tell me what it means
God help me, i was only nineteen

3) A four week operation every step could be your last one
on two legs ; It was a war within yourself
But you wouldnt let your mates down till they had you dusted off
so you closed your eyes and thought about something else

chorus 3
The someone yelled out "contact" and a bloke behind me swore
We hooked in there for hours then a god almighty roar
Frankie kicked a mine the day that mankind kicked the moon
God help me, he was going home in June

4)I can still see Frankie lying drinking tinnies in the Grand Hotel
On a thirty six hour rec leave in Vung Tau
And i can still see Frankie lying screaming in the jungle
till  the morphine cam and killed the bloody row

chorus 4
And the Anzac legends didnt mention mud and blood and tears
And the stories that my father told me never seemed quite real
I caught some pieces in my back that I didnt even feel
God help me I was only nineteen

chorus 5 (played after chorus 4 the same as chorus 2)
And can you tell me doctor why I still cant get to sleep
And why the channel seven chopper chills me to my feet
And whats this rash that comes and goes can you tell me what it means
God help me, I was only nineteen.. D D D A C G D A G A

           Another fine song from Armour Byte the
           Asciizer  If you want to do the world
           A good turn type in some decent songs
           yourself.. Like hip jive dude.. and
           see you round like a record dont go
           square like the cover....

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