Standerd tunning:  


 E    A    B    G#m    C#m
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G|----1----2----4-----4------6------|
D|----2----2----4-----6------6------|
A|----2----0----2-----6------4------|
E|--------------------4-------------|


Intro.

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D|-----------------4-----------|
A|-0---------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|
 He said...

Verse 1.

 E                      G#m
..."Son, have you seen the world?
 A
Well, what would you say
 E
If I said that you could?
 A
Just carry this gun,
 E
You'll even get paid.".
 B
I said "That sounds pretty good."


Verse 2.

 E
Black leather boots,
 G#m
Spit-shined, so bright.
 A
They cut off my hair,
 E
But it looks alright.
 A
We marched and we sang.
 E
We all became friends,
 B
As we learned how to fight.


Chorus 1.

 C#m
A hero of war!
 A
Yeah, that's what I'll be.
 E
And when I come home,
 B
They'll be damn proud of me.
 C#m
I'll carry this flag;
 A
To the  grave, if I must.
 E
'Cause it's a flag that I love
 B
And I flag that  I trust.


Verse 3.
 E
I kicked in the door,
 G#m
I yelled my commands.
 A
The children, they cried,
 E
But I got my man.
 A
We took him away,
 E
A bag over his face,
 B
From his family and his friends.


Verse 4.

 E
They took off his clothes,
 G#m
They pissed in his hands.
 A
I told them to stop,
 E
But then, I joined in.
 A
We beat him with guns
 E
And batons, not just once,
 B
But again and again.


Chorus 1.

 C#m
A hero of war!
 A
Yeah, that's what I'll be.
 E
And when I come home,
 B
They'll be damn proud of me.
 C#m
I'll carry this flag;
 A
To the  grave, if I must.
 E
'Cause it's a flag that I love
 B
And I flag that  I trust.


Fill (Intro).

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D|-----------------4-----------|
A|-0---------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|
 She...


Verse 5.

 E                          G#m
...walked through bullets and haze.
 A
I asked her to stop;
 E
I begged her to stay.
 A
But she pressed on,
 E
So I lifted my gun
 B
And I fired away...


Verse 6.

 E
And the shells
 G#m
Jumped through the smoke.
 A
And into the sand,
 E
That the blood had now soaked,
 A
She collapsed,
 E
With a flag in her hand.
 B
A flag white as snow.


Chorus 2.

 C#m
A hero of war!
 A
Is that what they see?
 E
All medals and scars?
 B
So damn proud of me.
 C#m
And I brought that flag home.
 A
Now it gathers dust.
 E
But it's a flag that I love.
 B
It's the only flag I trust.


Outro.

 E                      G#m
He said "Son, have you seen the world?
 A
Well, what would you say
 E
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