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Donovan - Universal Soldier (Chord)
Submitter: cotswoldkid (661) on 1/12/18
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Universal Soldier.
Donovan.
Capo 4.

Written by Buffy Saint Marie in '64 
became a hit in '65 for Donovan, and 
it's still very applicable today.

Dm/C X00033

C               D            G        Em      
He is five feet two and hes six feet four, 
C                D               G
He fights with missiles and with spears,
      C             D            G         Em                       
He is all of thirty one and hes only seventeen, 
            C             G/B        Am   D      
Hes been a soldier for a thousand years,
       C           D         G          Em     
Hes a Catholic, a Hindu, an atheist, a Jain, 
C                D              G
A Buddhist and a Baptist, and a Jew.
       C                  D         G               Em               
And he knows he shouldnt kill & he knows he always will, 
         C            G/B     Am  D 
Kill for me my friend and for you.
         C            D            G            Em                
And hes fighting for Canada, hes fighting for France, 
     C        D           G
Hes fighting for the U.S.A.
         C                D                 G            Em                       
And hes fighting for the Russians and hes fighting for Japan,
       C                   G/B             Am  D  
And he thinks hell put an end to war this way.
         C            D               G            Em           
And hes fighting for democracy, hes fighting for Islam, 
   C                 D        G
He says its for the peace of all.
         C            D                G                 Em                       
Hes the one who must decide, whos to live and whos to die, 
       C              G/B             Am D   
And he never sees the writing on the wall.
    C                     D           G                 Em 
But without him how would Hitler have condemned them at Dachau,
        C          D                G                
Without him Caesar would have stood alone.
         C                 D         G             Em        
Hes the one who gives his body as a weapon of the war,
    C                    G/B             Am  D 
And without him all this killing cant go on.
         C         D              G            Em             
Hes the Universal Soldier and he really is to blame, 
    C                D           G
His orders come from far away no more,
               C                  D                
They come from here and there and you and me, 
    G                  Em
And brothers cant you see,
        C       G/B    Dm/C   Am7    G
This is not the way we put an end to war.
 
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