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Travelin’ Soldier

Dixie Chicks


Capo 2

 

Strum:

D   D DU UD D DU

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

G

Two days past eighteen
He was waitin' for the bus in his army greens

Cadd9
Sat down in a booth a café there

             G
Gave his order to the girl with a bow in her hair

G
He's a little shy so she gave him a smile
And he said would you mind sittin' down for a while

       Cadd9                                   G
And talkin' to me I'm feelin' a little low

                   Fmaj7/A                 C                          G
She said I'm off in an hour and I know where we can go

             G
So they went down and they sat on the pier
He said I bet you got a boyfriend but I don't care

      Cadd9                              G
I've got no one to send a letter to

                Fmaj7/A         C                    G
Would you mind if I sent one back here to you?

 

Chorus:

Em
I cried

C
Never gonna hold the hand of another guy

G
Too young for him they told her

D
Waitin' for the love of the travelin' soldier

Em
Our love will never end

C
Waitin' for the soldier to come back again

G
Never more to be alone

                D                                         G
When the letter says a soldier's comin’ home

 

G
So the letters came from an army camp
In California then Vietnam

           Cadd9
And he told her of his heart
It might be love and

G
All of the things he was so scared of

G
Said when it's gettin kinda rough over here
I think about that day sittin' down at the pier

         Cadd9                                         G
And I close my eyes and see your pretty smile

         Fmaj7/A                     C                    G
Don't worry but I won't be able to write for a while

Chorus

G
One Friday night at a football game
The Lord's Prayer said and the anthem sang

     Cadd9
A man said folks would you bow your heads
           G

For the list of the local Vietnam dead
G

Cryin' all alone under the stands
Was the piccolo player in the marching band

         Cadd9
And one name read and no body really cared

         Fmaj7/A          C                    G
But a pretty little girl with a bow in her hair

Chorus x2


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.