Guitar Tabs, Chords and Lyrics
Server problems seems to be fixed. Chordie has been experiencing problems with songs disappearing. These issues now seems to be fixed, but still verifying the fix. If you find anything strange, please email

Travelin' Soldier  Dixie Chicks

My first tab :) Enjoy
Cadd9: either x32030 or 335533
[G]Two days past 18
He was waitin' for the bus in his army greens
[Cadd9]Sat down in a booth at a cafe there
Gave his o[G]rder 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
And talk[Cadd9]in' to me I'm feelin' a little[G] low
She said I'm [A]off in an hour and I [C]know where we can go
[G]So they went down and they sat on the pier
He said I bet you got a boyfriend but I don't care
I'v[Cadd9]e got no one to send a letter [G]to
Would you [A]mind if I sent on[C]e back here to you?
[Em]I cried
[C]Never gonna hold the hand of another[G] guy
Too young for him they told her
[D]Waitin' for the love of the travelin' soldier
[Em]Our love will never end
[C]Waitin' for the soldier to come back ag[G]ain
Never more to be alone
When the[D] letter says a soldier's comin[G]g home
[G]So the letters came from an army camp
In California then Vietnam
And he t[Cadd9]old his heart
It might be love
And [G]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
An[Cadd9]d close my eyes and see your pret[G]ty smile
Now don't [A]worry but I won't be a[C]ble to write for a whi[G]le
G (strum once then mute)
One Friday night at a football game
The L[G]ord's Prayer said and the anthem sang
A man [Cadd9]said folks would you bo[G]w your heads
(don't strum) (pause)
For the list of local Vietnam dead
[G]Cryin' all alone under the stands
Was the piccolo player in the marching band
And [Cadd9]none name read, nobody really c[G]ared
But a p[A]retty little girl [C]with a bow in her hair
CHORUS (twice)

Important: The song above is NOT stored on the Chordie server. The original song is hosted at Chordie works as a search engine and provides on-the-fly formatting. Chordie does not index songs against artists'/composers' will. To remove this song please click here.

Text color:
Chord color:
Chord grids: 
Font size:    
Page size: 

A C Cadd9 D Em G
Rate #2 of 9 versions

Login - add to songbook


You need to log in to post comments