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Here are the lyrics and chords to the Donovan song "The Universal Soldier", which I think was written by Buffy Sainte-Marie, but I'm not at all sure. I think the place name in the line about Hitler could be wrong, but I can't hear what he's saying on that line. The rest of it should be OK. Universal Soldier E F# B G#m He's five foot two and he's six feet four E F# B He fights with missiles and with spears E F# B G#m He's all of thirty-one and he's only seventeen C#m F# He's been a soldier for a thousand years E F# B G#m He's a catholic, a hindu, an atheist, a jain, E F# B A buddhist and a baptist and a jew E F# And he knows he shouldn't kill B G#m And he knows he always will C#m F# Kill you for me, my friend and me for you E F# B G#m And he's fighting for Canada, he's fighting for France E F# B B7 He's fighting for the U.S.A. E F# B G#m He's fighting for the Russians and he's fighting for Japan C#m F# And he thinks we'll put an end to war this way E F# B G#m And he's fighting for democracy, he's fighting for the reds E F# B B7 He says it's for the peace of all E F# B G#m He's the one who must decide who's to live and who's to die C#m F# And he never sees the writing on the wall E F# B G#m But without him how would Hitler have condemned him at Dachau E F# B B7 Without him Caesar would have stood alone E F# B G#m He's the one who gives his body as a weapon of the war C#m F# And without him all this killing can't go on E F# B G#m He's the universal soldier and he really is to blame E F# B His orders come from far away no more E C#m They come from here and there and you and me B G#m And brothers can't you see C#m This is not the way we put the end to war