I take no credit for this tab, all credit should go to Dean Povey who made everything in this tab, all i did was put the chords above the words in the latter verses. Khe Sanh - Cold Chisel ====================== Transcribed by Dean Povey (email@example.com) Chords ------ G 320003 D xx0232 Em 0220xx C x32010 Bm x24432 Am xx2210 G/f# 200003 Notation -------- h - Hammer on p - Pull off Riffs ----- Riff 1 Riff 2 e --------- e ---------| b --------- b ---------| g -----0-2- g -2h4p2---| d -0-2----- d ---------| Intro ----- G D Em D C Bm Am D Riff 1 / / / Riff 2 / / / / / / / / / / / / Verse ----- Em C G G/f# G D I Left my heart to the sappers round, Khe Sahn. Em C D And my soul was sold with my cigarettes, to the black market man. Em C G C I've had the Vietnam cold turkey, from the ocean to the silver city Am F D And it's only other vets could understand. Em C G G/f# G D 'Bout the long forgotten dockside guarantees, Em C D How there were no V-day heroes in nineteen seventy-three; Em C G C How we sailed into Sydney Harbour, saw an old friend but I couldn't kiss her. Am D G C G D She was lined, and I was home to the lucky land Lyrics ------ Em C G G/f# G D 1. She was like so many more from that time on Em C D Their lives were all so empty, till they'd found there chosen one, Em C G C And their legs were often open, But their minds were always closed, Am F D And their hearts were held in fast suburban chains Em C G G/f# G D 2. And the legal pads were yellow, Hours long paypackets lean, Em C D And the telex writers clattered Where the gunships once had been; Em C G C But the carparks made me jumpy, And I never stopped the dreams, Am D G C G D Or the growing need for speed and novacaine Em C G G/f# G D 3. So I worked across the country from end to end Em C D Tried to find a place to settle down, Where my mixed up life could mend, Em C G C Held a job on an oil-rig, Flying choppers when I could, Am F D But the nightlife nearly drove me round the bend. Em C G G/f# G D 4. And I've travelled round the world from year to year, Em C D And each one found me aimless One more year the worse for wear, Em C G C And I've been back to South East Asia, And the answer sure ain't there, Am D G C G D But I'm drifting north, To check things out again. Em C G G/f# G D 5. Well the last plane of Sydney's almost gone. Em C D And only seven flying hours, And I'll be landing in Hong Kong. Em C G C And there ain't nothin' like the kisses From a jaded Chinese princess, Am F D I'm gonna hit some Hong Kong mattress all night long Em C G G/f# G D 6. Well the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone. Em C D You know the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone. Em C G C And it's really got me worried, I'm going nowhere and I'm in a hurry. Am D G C G You know the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone.