Vietnam Song / Country Joe & the Fish ~ lyrics and guitar chords
Vietnam Song
Country Joe & the Fish 

                E
      Well, come on all of you big strong men
      A
      Uncle Sam needs your help, again
           E
      He got himself in a terrible jam
      A
      Way down yonder in Vietnam
      F#7
      Put down your books and pick up a gun
                E                                        A
      We're gonna have a whole lotta fun

                                    B7      E7                    A
                       And it's 1 - 2 - 3, what are we fightin' for?
                                                E7                                                    A
                       Don't ask me I don't give a damn, the next stop is Vietnam
                                    B7      E7                   A
                       And it's 5 - 6 - 7, open up the pearly gates
                                          F#7                  B7
                       Well, there ain't no time to wonder why
                                            E7                         A
                           whoopee!  -  we're all gonna die

      Now come on Wall Street, don't be slow
      Why man, this's war a-go-go
      There's plenty good money to be made
      Supplyin' the army with the tools of the trade
      Just hope and pray that when they drop the bomb
      They drop it on the Viet Cong

                       And it's 1 - 2 - 3, what are we fightin' for?
                       Don't ask me I don't give a damn, the next stop is Vietnam
                       And it's 5 - 6 - 7, open up the pearly gates
                       Well, there ain't no time to wonder why
                           whoopee! - we're all gonna die

      Now come on generals, let's move fast
      Your big chance is here at last
      At night you go out and get those reds
      Cause the only good commie is one that's dead
      You know that peace can only be won
      When you blow 'em all to kingdom come

                       And it's 1 - 2 - 3, what are we fightin' for?
                       Don't ask me I don't give a damn, the next stop is Vietnam
                       And it's 5 - 6 - 7, open up the pearly gates
                       Well, there ain't no time to wonder why
                           whoopee! - we're all gonna die
                                      *Interlude*   (verse)

                       And it's 1 - 2 - 3, what are we fightin' for?
                       Don't ask me I don't give a damn, the next stop is Vietnam
                       And it's 5 - 6 - 7, open up the pearly gates
                       Well, there ain't no time to wonder why
                           whoopee! - we're all gonna die

      Now come on mothers throughout the land
      Pack your boys off to Vietnam
      Come on fathers, don't hesitate
      Send your sons off before it's too late
      Be the first one on your block
      To have your boy come home in a box

                       And it's 1 - 2 - 3, what are we fightin' for?
                       Don't ask me I don't give a damn, the next stop is Vietnam
                       And it's 5 - 6 - 7, open up the pearly gates
                       Well, there ain't no time to wonder why
                           whoopee! - we're all gonna die...
      


  Copyright 1970
  By Joe MacDonald
  Woodstock





   Chords:
          E  A  F#7  B7  E7
      e |-7--5---2---7---7--
      B |-9--5---2---7---9--
      G |-9--6---3---8---7--
      D |-9--7---2---7---9--
      A |-7--7---4---9---7--
      E |----5---2---7------







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