If I Had A Rocket Launcher

Bruce Cockburn


play open chords and use your pinky on the 2 high strings to capture the
beautiful vibes riff in the background
 Em
e -0--3-0---0------0-0----0---- let this string ring
B -0------3-------------3------
G -0---------------------------
D -2---------------------------
A -2---------------------------
E -0---------------------------

repeat this pattern in the C chord too

E 022000
D xx0232 (or Dadd9 xx0230)
C x32030 (Cadd9)
Bm x24432
Am x02210

 EmDCDEm
 Here comes the helicopter,     
 EmDCDEm
 Second time today      
 EmDCDEm
 Everybody scatters   
 EmDCDEm
 And hopes it goes away    
 EmDCDEm
 How many kids they've murdered   
 EmDCBmAm
 Only God can say      
 AmBm
 If I had a rocket launcher
 AmBm
 If I had a rocket launcher
 AmBm
 If I had a rocket launcher
 EmDCDEmDCEm
I'd make somebody pay                      

I don't believe in guarded borders and I don't believe in hate
I don't believe in generals or their stinking torture states
And when I talk with the survivors of things too sickening to relate
If I had a rocket launcher
If I had a rocket launcher
If I had a rocket launcher
I would retaliate

On the Rio Lacuntun one hundred thousand wait
To fall down from starvation or some less humane fate
Cry for Guatemala with a corpse in every gate
If I had a rocket launcher
If I had a rocket launcher
If I had a rocket launcher
I would not hesitate

 EmDEmDC
INSTRUMENTAL        

I want to raise every voice, at least I've got to try
Every time I think about it water rises to my eyes
Situation desperate echoes of the victim's cry
If I had a rocket launcher
If I had a rocket launcher
If I had a rocket launcher
Some son-of-a-bitch would die



Corrected by All1Song. View original
Am Bm C D Em
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All1Song (report video to admin):
Solo acoustic rendition
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goldberg5 (report comment to admin):
Should be Em not E.  Chorus is Am to Bm.