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    Honor Our Service Men and Women

    Give me a song -- one song per post, please -- that refers to the military.

    I prefer one song per post, if possible, to be able to keep count of the replies. It makes it easier for others not to repeat titles that have already been used.

    Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (of Company B) -- Andrew Sisters

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    Soldier Boy - The Shirelles

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    Don't Cry, My Soldier Boy - Thelma Houston

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    Over There - George M. Cohan

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    Caissons Go Rolling Along -- (1921)

    also known as The U. S. Field Artillery March by John Philip Sousa

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    "Oh, you were such a cute marine, I really was impressed..."

    Left Right Out of Your Heart (Hi-Lee-Hi-Lo-Hi-Lup-Up-Up) - Patti Page

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    Bring the Boys Home - Freda Payne

    "Turn the ships around,
    Lay your weapons down..."

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    "I was under the dryer when the telegram came.
    Private John C. Miller was shot dwnin Vietnam..."

    I Should Be Proud - Martha Reeves & Vandellas

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    Marine´s Hymn -- Probably composed in 1867.

    ¨From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli¨

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    Greetings (This Is Uncle Sam) - The Valadiers, The Monitors, The Isley Brothers

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    ¨Anchors Aweigh¨ -- U. S. Navy (1906)

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    Nineteen - Paul Hardcastle

    "...In Vietnam, the combat soldier
    Typically served a twelve month tour of duty
    But was exposed to hostile fire everyday..."

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    The Star Spangled Banner -- Became the U. S. National Anthem in 1939.

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    "My sweetheart is a soldier
    As handsome as could be,
    But suddenly they sent him
    Away across the sea..."

    Lay Down Your Arms [and surrender to mine] - The Chordettes, Anne Shelton

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    "I got to the station oh just a little bit late,
    When I spotted a soldier turning through an exit gate..."

    Bill, When Are You Coming Back - The Supremes

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    This is the Army Mr. Jones -- Irving Berlin (1942)

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    The Victors - Tom Clay (MoWest)

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    Navy Blue - Diane Renay

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    Iĺl Be Home for Christmas -- Bing Crosby (1943)
    (If Only in MY Dreams)

    (Since this song is written from the point of view of a soldier writing a letter to his family back home, it qualifies for the Save Our Mail thread.)

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    Boys In Blue - View From The Hill

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    Johnny Has Gone For A Soldier - Elmerlee Thomas

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    When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again -- traces back to the Civil War

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    I'm A Soldier In The Army Of The Lord - Rev. James Cleveland

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    Army Blue -- had its beginning as the song of the West Point Class of 1865. The tune is that of an old minstrel song, “Aura Lea.”

    And, of course, later became ¨Love Me Tender¨ by Elvis.

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    Soldier Baby of Mine - The Ronettes, Patty & the Emblems

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    Colonel Bogey March/The River Kwai March -- whistled by the soldiers entering the prisoner camp in the film The Bridge on the River Kwai and again near the end of the film when the bridge is formally dedicated. (1957)
    Recorded by Mitch Miller.
    Last edited by 9A; 09-08-2020 at 03:37 AM.

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    "My Aunty told her
    I kissed a soldier..."

    The Clapping Song - Shirley Ellis

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    "Now we kiss goodbye
    You'll be off to war
    The battle's on"

    Forget Me Not - Martha Reeves & the Vandellas

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    Ballad Of The Green Berets - Sgt Barry Sadler

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    I don't know if this one counts - it's a satire of "Ballad of the Green Berets" which was withdrawn after a cease and desist letter from Sgt Sadler. The song features a young Bob Seger on vocal, performing a song written by "D. Dodger":

    The Ballad Of The Yellow Beret - The Beach Bums

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cduz1MnwC8
    Last edited by calvin; 09-07-2020 at 11:59 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calvin View Post
    I don't know if this one counts - it's a satire of "Ballad of the Green Berets" which was withdrawn after a cease and desist letter from Sgt Sadler. The song features a young Bob Segar on vocal, performing a song written by "D. Dodger":

    The Ballad Of The Yellow Beret - The Beach Bums

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cduz1MnwC8
    Sure it counts and don´t forget to cross-post it in our novelty song thread. Very timely.
    Last edited by 9A; 09-07-2020 at 08:19 AM.

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    When the Brothers Come Marching Home - The Nu Page

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    Boy Blue -- Cyndi Lauper (1986) and also The Irish Rovers.

    from a children´s poem ¨Little Boy Blue," by Eugene Field about the death of a child.
    (As a child, I always thought the boy grew up and left his toys behind.)

    And the little toy soldier is red with rust,
    And his musket moulds in his hands;

    Last edited by 9A; 09-08-2020 at 03:36 AM.

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    I´m Popeye the Sailor Man -- Robin Williams (1980)

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    She Wore a Yellow Ribbon -- The Andrew Sisters (1949)

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    Tie a Yellow Ribbon (´Round the Old Oak Tree) -- Tony Orlando and Dawn (1973)

    Contributed by RalphT

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    I'm A Soldier In The Army Of The Lord - Rev. James Cleveland

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    Military Cadence Call (¨Sound Off¨) -- Vaughn Monroe (1951)

    In the armed services, a military cadence or cadence call is a traditional call-and-response work song sung by military personnel while running or marching.

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    Marching Along Together -- Ben Bernie (1933)

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    In the Navy - Village People

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    Billy Dont Be hero.

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    Stars and Stripes Forever -- Sousa march (1896)

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    Battle Hymn of the Republic -- Written in 1862, recorded by the
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mormon Tabernacle Choir and also Joan Baez.
    Last edited by 9A; 09-07-2020 at 08:14 PM.

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    When The Battle Is Over - Aretha Franklin

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    Oh! How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning -- Irving Berlin (1917)
    Last edited by 9A; 09-08-2020 at 04:00 AM.

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    G.I. Jive - Glenn Miller & the Army Air Force Band

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    American Patrol - Glenn Miller

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    Praise The Lord and Pass The Ammunition - Kay Kyser

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    "Over There" -- a 1917 song written by George M. Cohan

    "The Yanks are coming."

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