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Redgum chords for I was only 19

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A chord diagramG+G


Intro:  A chord diagramA minorAm  A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramG+G  A chord diagramD MajorD  A chord diagramA minorAm  A chord diagramG+G  A chord diagramA minorAm

A chord diagramA minorAm              A chord diagramC majorC             A chord diagramG+G           A chord diagramD MajorD              A chord diagramA minorAm
Mum and Dad and Denny saw the passing-out parade at Puckapunyal
              A chord diagramG+G             A chord diagramA minorAm
It was a long march from cadets
A chord diagramA minorAm                          A chord diagramC majorC                        A chord diagramG+G               A chord diagramD MajorD
The sixth battalion was the next to tour, and it was me who drew the card
       A chord diagramA minorAm             A chord diagramG+G               A chord diagramA minorAm
We did Canungra, Shoalwater before we left

    A chord diagramE MajorE                                    A chord diagramD MajorD                   A chord diagramA augmentedA
And Townsville lined the footpaths as we marched down to the quay
     A chord diagramE MajorE                                A chord diagramD MajorD                    A chord diagramA augmentedA
This clipping from the paper shows us young and strong and clean
    A chord diagramF# minorF#m              A chord diagramE MajorE                  A chord diagramD MajorD       A chord diagramA augmentedA
And there's me in my slouch hat with my SLR and greens
    A chord diagramE MajorE                       A chord diagramD MajorD
God help me, I was only nineteen

     A chord diagramA minorAm               A chord diagramC majorC                A chord diagramG+G           A chord diagramD MajorD
From Vung Tau, riding Chinooks, to the dust at Nui Dat
         A chord diagramA minorAm            A chord diagramG+G                A chord diagramA minorAm
I'd been in and out of choppers now for months
       A chord diagramA minorAm               A chord diagramC majorC            A chord diagramG+G             A chord diagramD MajorD
But we made our tents a home, VB and pinups on the lockers
       A chord diagramA minorAm           A chord diagramG+G                  A chord diagramA minorAm
And an agent orange sunset through the scrub

A chord diagramA augmentedA four week operation when each step could mean your last one on two legs
         A chord diagramG+G              A chord diagramA minorAm
It was a war within yourself
        A chord diagramA minorAm                A chord diagramC majorC                   A chord diagramG+G              A chord diagramD MajorD
But you wouldn't let your mates down til they had you dusted off
       A chord diagramA minorAm                   A chord diagramG+G                       A chord diagramA minorAm
So you closed your eyes and thought about something else

     A chord diagramE MajorE                                     A chord diagramD MajorD               A chord diagramA augmentedA
Then someone yelled out "Contact!" and the bloke behind me swore
   A chord diagramE MajorE                                 A chord diagramD MajorD           A chord diagramA augmentedA
We hooked in there for hours, then a Godalmighty roar
A chord diagramF# minorF#m              A chord diagramE MajorE                 A chord diagramD MajorD                  A chord diagramA augmentedA
Frankie kicked a mine the day that mankind kicked the moon
    A chord diagramE MajorE                             A chord diagramD MajorD
God help me, he was going home in June

A chord diagramA minorAm              A chord diagramC majorC                 A chord diagramG+G              A chord diagramD MajorD
I can still see Frankie, drinking tinnies in the Grand Hotel
     A chord diagramA minorAm              A chord diagramG+G                 A chord diagramA minorAm
On a thirty-six hour rec leave in Vung Tau
    A chord diagramA minorAm               A chord diagramC majorC              A chord diagramG+G                A chord diagramD MajorD
And I can still hear Frankie, lying screaming in the jungle
        A chord diagramA minorAm                A chord diagramG+G                 A chord diagramA minorAm
Til the morphine came and killed the bloody row

        A chord diagramE MajorE                            A chord diagramD MajorD                 A chord diagramA augmentedA
And the Anzac 🏷Legends didn't mention mud and blood and tears
        A chord diagramE MajorE                              A chord diagramD MajorD                  A chord diagramA augmentedA
And the stories that my father told me never seemed quite real
  A chord diagramF# minorF#m                A chord diagramE MajorE               A chord diagramD MajorD             A chord diagramA augmentedA
I caught some pieces in my back that I didn't even feel
    A chord diagramE MajorE                       A chord diagramD MajorD
God help me, I was only nineteen

    A chord diagramE MajorE                            A chord diagramD MajorD                    A chord diagramA augmentedA
And can you tell me, doctor, why I still can't get to sleep?
    A chord diagramE MajorE                             A chord diagramD MajorD               A chord diagramA augmentedA
And why the Channel Seven chopper chills me to my feet?
    A chord diagramF# minorF#m                   A chord diagramE MajorE                       A chord diagramD MajorD               A chord diagramA augmentedA
And what's this rash that comes and goes, can you tell me what it means?
    A chord diagramE MajorE                       A chord diagramD MajorD

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