Billy Don't Be A Hero - Doug Anthony All Stars (Tanscribed from 12 to 6 string) G (This song goes out to all of those correct Vietnam films, films like Hamburger Hill, and Tour of Duty, and Priscilla Queen of the Desert... ) Am D The marching band came down along mainstreet, G The soldier blues fell in behind. Am D I looked across and there I saw Billy, Em G Waiting to go and join the line. Am D And with her head upon his shoulder, Am D His young and lovely fiancee. Am D From where I stood I saw she was crying, Am D And through her tears I heard her say: ("Billy, don't go off to war. If you go to war you can fucking consider yourself dropped, 'cause I'm not going to make love to you if you're an armless, legless corpse.") G Billy don't be a hero, Am Don?t be a fool with your life. Am7 Billy don't be a hero, G Come back and make me your wife. G G7 And as Billy started to go, Am C She said "Keep your pretty head low." G D G Billy don't be a hero, Come back to me. Am D The soldier blues were trapped on a hillside, G The battle raging all around. Am D The sergeant said "We've got to hang on boys. Em G We've go to hold this piece of ground. Am D I need a volunteer to ride up, Am D And bring us back some extra men." Am D And Billy's hand was up in a moment, Am D Forgetting all the words she said. G Billy don't be a hero, Am Don't be a fool with your life. Am7 Billy don't be a hero, G Come back and make me your wife. G G7 And as Billy started to go, Am C She said "Where did Billy's head go?" G D G Billy don't be a hero, Come back to me. (and then I saw a helicopter flip upside down and Vic Maro's head went thwboom! the average IQ of the fighting soldier in vietnam was nineteen... nineteen... nananananananana na na na na) Am D I heard his fiancee got a letter, (ding dong! Telgram ma?am! Why thank you! Sorry about the door..) G Saying how Billy died that day. (horribly... oh my god, billy.. ooh I like the new wallpaper...) Am D The letter said that he was a hero, (blah blah blah? he was a herod. A herod? Oh no wait that?s just a bit of pus on my contact lens?) Em G She should be proud he died that way. Em D G I heard she threw the letter away. G G7 And as the mailman started to go, Am Cm He said "Keep your pretty head low." (billy? Ooh wah ooh!!!) G D G Billy don't be a hero, Come back to me!