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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.