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COLD CHISEL – Khe Sanh Chords and Tabs for Guitar and Piano

COLD CHISEL – Khe Sanh Chords and Tabs for Guitar and Piano

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This song is from the album Cold Chisel (Remastered)(1978), released on 24 April 1978. The vocals are by Jimmy Barnes, the music is produced by Don Walker, and the lyrics are written by Peter Walker.
This song is originally in the key of G Major. You can change it to any key you want, using the Transpose option. The average tempo is 85 BPM. These chords are simple and easy to play on the guitar, ukulele or piano.
Vocals: Jimmy Barnes,
Producer: Peter Walker,
Writer: Don Walker,

 
Original Key: G Major
Time Signature: 4/4
Tempo: 85
Suggested Strumming: DU,DU,DU,DU
c h o r d  z o n e . o r g
 [INTRO]

  G Gmaj7 Em D C G/B Am D
 . 
 
 [VERSE]
   Em                     C                G 
 I left my heart to the sappers round Khe Sanh
        Em                       C 
 And my soul was sold with my cigarettes
         D            B
 To the blackmarket man
               Em            C 
 I've had the Vietnam cold turkey
            G                  C
 From the ocean to the Silver City
           Am         F             Dsus4 D
 And it's only other vets could understand

            Em              C            G  C  G Gmaj7
 About the long forgotten dockside guarantees
               Em           C        D
 How there were no V Day heroes in 1973
  B         Em                 C
 How we sailed into Sydney Harbour
        G                        C 
 Saw an old friend but couldn't kiss her
          Am               D                G C G Gmaj7
 She was lined, and I was home to the lucky land

 
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                Em           C               G  Gmaj7
 And she was like so many more from that time on
         Em                C 
 Their lives were all so empty
             D                     B
 Till they found their chosen one
            Em                C 
 And their legs were often open
           G                   C 
 But their minds were always closed
              Gmaj7                 F              Dsus4 D
 And their hearts were held in fast suburban chains

 
          Em                C 
 And the legal pads were yellow
        G                  Gmaj7
 Hours long, pay packets lean
           Em                C 
 And the telex writers clattered
             D                  B
 Where the gunships once had been
  Em                         C 
 But the car parks made me jumpy
         G                 C 
 And I never stopped the dreams
          Am              D              G C G
 Or the growing need for speed and Novocain

 
       Em                C               G 
 So I worked across the country end to end
    Gmaj7       Em              C 
 Tried to find a place to settle down
           D
 Where my mixed up life could mend
  B    Em           C 
 Held a job on an oil rig
          G                  C 
 Flying choppers when I could
            Am             F                     D
 But the nightlife nearly drove me round the bend

             Em                C                     G C G Gmaj7
 And I've travelled round the world from year to year
      Em                     C 
 And each one found me aimless
            D
 One more year the worse for wear
     B         Em                   C 
 And I've been back to South East Asia
          G                  C 
 And the answer sure ain't there
            Am                  D                G C G
 But I'm drifting north, to check things out again
  G 
 Yes I am!

 
 [INSTRUMENTAL] 
 
  Em C G Gmaj7 x4
   .
   Am D G C G 
  . 
 [VERSE]
               Em                C                 G  Gmaj7
 You know the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone
        Em         C                    D                B
 Only seven flying hours, and I'll be landing in Hong Kong
                Em               C 
 There ain't nothing like the kisses
       G                 C 
 From a jaded Chinese princess
           Am                   F                D
 I'm gonna hit some Hong Kong mattress all night long

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 [CHORUS] 
            Em                 C               G Gmaj7
 Well the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone
            Em                 C              D           
 Yeah the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone
 B         Em             C 
 And it's really got me worried
            G                      C 
 I'm goin' nowhere and I'm in a hurry
           Am                  D              G C G Gmaj7
 And the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone
 
 [CHORUS]
             Em                 C               G Gmaj7
 Well the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone
            Em                 C              D           
 Yeah the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone
 B         Em             C 
 And it's really got me worried
            G                      C 
 I'm goin' nowhere and I'm in a hurry
           Am                  D              G C G Gmaj7
 And the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone

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