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Billy Joel - Goodnight Saigon Ukulele

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Goodnight Saigon Ukulele

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Billy Joel
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                [Intro]
| F | Dm | Bbmaj7 | G |


[Verse]
          Dm            G7     C
We met as soul mates on Parris Island,
           Dm           G7  C
We left as inmates from an asylum
            Em    Am           Em     Am
And we were sharp, as sharp as knives
            Dm            Dm7            | G F G    |
And we were so gung-ho to lay down our lives


[Verse]
           Dm           G7       C
We came in spastic like tameless horses,
           Dm         G7       C
We left in plastic as numbered corpses
               Em  Am         Em     Am
And we learned fast to travel light,
              Dm            Dm7          Bb
Our arms were heavy but our bellies were tight


[Interlude] 2
| Bb | G | D | G7 |


[Verse]
          Dm             G7     C
We had no home front, we had no soft soap
             Dm            G7      C
They sent us Playboy, they gave us Bob Hope
          Em    Am            Em     Am
We dug in deep    and shot on sight
              Dm                Dm7        | G Fadd9 G     |
And prayed to Jesus Christ with all of our might


[Verse] (+ bridge)
          Dm         G7        C
We had no cameras to shoot the landscape
              Dm            G7         C
We passed the hash pipe and played our Doors tapes
           Em  Am           Em     Am
And it was dark, so dark at night
            Dm                     Dm7
And we held on to each other, like brother to brother,
   Bb           F            Gm
We promised our mothers we'd write


[Chorus]
C7           F      Bb     C       C7
And we would all go down together,
             F      Bb G7   C       C7
We said we'd all go down  together,
              F      Bb Dm     [ G7 ]
Yes, we would all go down    together


[Interlude] 3
| G7 | F | Dm | G7 |


[Verse]
         Dm         G7     C
Remember Charlie, remember Baker,
     C          Dm           G7    C
They left their childhood on every acre
            Em   Am            Em     Am
And who was wrong? And who was right?
          Dm            Dm7          [ Bb ]
It didn't matter in the thick of the fight


[Interlude] 4
| Bb | G |


[Middle 8]
Am G        C   Dm     E    Dm    | E E-9 E E7 |
We held the day in the palm of our hand
Am   G         C     Dm      E     Dm        G
They ruled the night and the night seemed to last as long as


[Verse] (+ bridge)
Dm           G7     C
Six weeks on Parris Island
   C        Dm              G7       C
We held the coastline, they held the highlands,
              Em    Am           Em     Am
And they were sharp, as sharp as knives,
               Dm                  Dm7
They heard the hum of motors, they counted the rotors
    Bb          F      Gm
And waited for us to arrive


[Chorus]
C7           F      Bb     C       C7
And we would all go down together,
             F      Bb G7   C       C7
We said we'd all go down  together,
              F      Bb Dm     [ G ]
Yes, we would all go down    together


[Interlude] 5
| G | F |


[Outro]
| Dm | Bb | G | F |
| Dm | Bbmaj7 | G | F |
(repeat and fade)
            
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