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Universal Soldier
by Donovan
[Capo 4th fret] 

(sounding key B major)

Intro:

   C               Am      D           D/f#        D       C
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                                                      He’s five..


   C       D       G       Em      C       D       G    /e G 
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   C       D       G       Em      C               Am      D   Dus2
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      C         D             G        Em
He's five foot-two, and he's six feet-four
     C           D                 G
He fights with missiles and with spears
      C            D               G        Em
He's all of thirty-one, and he's only seventeen
            C                    Am      D
‘s been a soldier for a thousand years


He's a Catholic, a Hindu, an Atheist, a Jain
A Buddhist and a Baptist and a Jew
And he knows he shouldn't kill and he knows he always will
Kill you for me my friend and me for you

And he's fighting for Canada
He's fighting for France, he's fighting for the U.S.A.
And he's fighting for the Russians
And he's fighting for Japan
And he thinks we'll put an end to war this way

And he's fighting for Democracy, he's fighting for the Reds
He says "It's for the peace of all"
He's the one who must decide, who's to live and who's to die
And he never sees the writing on the wall

But without him
How would Hitler have condemned him at Labau?
Without him Caesar would have stood alone
He's the one who gives his body as a weapon of the war
And without him all this killing can't go on

He's the Universal Soldier and he really is to blame
His orders come from far away no more
They come from here and there and you and me
And brothers can't you see
This is not the way we put the end to war
notes by Jean-David Blanc