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Verse:
AA chord
Two days past eighteen
He was waitin' for the bus in his army greens
DD chord
Sat down in a booth at a caf? there
AA chord
Gave his order to the girl with a bow in her hair
He's a little shy so she gave him a smile
So he said would you mind sittin' down for a while
	DD chord			AA chord
And talkin' to me I'm feelin' a little low
		GG chord		DD chord		AA chord
She said I'm off in an hour and I know where we can go

Verse - same as first -:
So they went down and they sat on the pier
He said I bet you got a boyfriend but I don't care
I've got no one to send a letter to
Would you mind if I sent one back here to you?

Chorus:
GbmGbm chord   DD chord
I cried
Never gonna hold the hand of another guy
AA chord
Too young for him they told her
EE chord                         E7E7 chord
Waitin' for the love of the travelin' soldier
GbmGbm chord
Our love will never end
DD chord
Waitin' for the soldier to come back again
AA chord
Never more to be alone
EE chord		E7E7 chord			AA chord
When the letter says a soldier's coming home

Verse - same pattern as before -:
So the letters came
From an army camp
In California then Vietnam
And he told his heart
It might be love
And all of the things he was so scared of
Said when it's gettin kinda rough over here
I think about that day sittin' down at the pier
And close my eyes and see your pretty smile
Now don't worry but I won't be able to write for a while

Chorus:
GbmGbm chord   DD chord
I cried
Never gonna hold the hand of another guy
AA chord
Too young for him they told her
EE chord                         E7E7 chord
Waitin' for the love of the travelin' soldier
GbmGbm chord
Our love will never end
DD chord
Waitin' for the soldier to come back again
AA chord
Never more to be alone
EE chord		E7E7 chord			AA chord
When the letter says a soldier's coming home

Verse - same pattern as before -:
One Friday night at a football game
The Lord's Prayer said and the anthem sang
AA chord man said folks would you bow your heads
For the list of local Vietnam dead
Cryin' all alone under the stands
Was the piccolo player in the marching band
And one name read and no one really cared
But a pretty little girl with a bow in her hair

Chorus:
GbmGbm chord   DD chord
I cried
Never gonna hold the hand of another guy
AA chord
Too young for him they told her
EE chord                         E7E7 chord
Waitin' for the love of the travelin' soldier
GbmGbm chord
Our love will never end
DD chord
Waitin' for the soldier to come back again
AA chord
Never more to be alone
EE chord		E7E7 chord			AA chord
When the letter says a soldier's coming home    

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