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Donovan, Universal Soldier Tabs (ver.1)

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Universal Soldier Tabs (ver.1)

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                Here are the lyrics and chords to the Donovan song "The Universal 
Soldier", which I think was written by Buffy Sainte-Marie, but I'm not at 
all sure. I think the place name in the line about Hitler could be wrong, 
but I can't hear what he's saying on that line. The rest of it should be OK.

		Universal Soldier

     E         F#           B        G#m
He's five foot two and he's six feet four
   E           F#                B
He fights with missiles and with spears
     E             F#           B         G#m
He's all of thirty-one and he's only seventeen
            C#m                    F#
He's been a soldier for a thousand years
       E           F#        B          G#m
He's a catholic, a hindu, an atheist, a jain,
  E              F#            B
A buddhist and a baptist and a jew
       E                  F#
And he knows he shouldn't kill
       B               G#m
And he knows he always will
             C#m                      F#
Kill you for me, my friend and me for you
         E            F#           B            G#m
And he's fighting for Canada, he's fighting for France
     E                F#  B	B7
He's fighting for the U.S.A.
     E                F#                B            G#m
He's fighting for the Russians and he's fighting for Japan
       C#m                                 F#
And he thinks we'll put an end to war this way
         E              F#            B                G#m
And he's fighting for democracy, he's fighting for the reds
   E                 F#       B		B7
He says it's for the peace of all
         E              F#            B                 G#m
He's the one who must decide who's to live and who's to die
       C#m                           F#
And he never sees the writing on the wall
        E                 F#             B               G#m
But without him how would Hitler have condemned him at Dachau
    E              F#                 B		B7
Without him Caesar would have stood alone
         E                 F#        B             G#m
He's the one who gives his body as a weapon of the war
        C#m                               F#
And without him all this killing can't go on
         E         F#             B            G#m
He's the universal soldier and he really is to blame
    E                F#          B
His orders come from far away no more
               E                  C#m  
They come from here and there and you and me
    B                  G#m
And brothers can't you see
        C#m             
This is not the way we put the end to war
            
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