The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #3154   Message #15227
Posted By: Joe Offer
25-Oct-97 - 09:40 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: WWII and Patriotic Songs
Subject: RE: Song Lyrics
This is from Gene, who's having Internet problems:
This is one of my VERY FAVORITE WWII songs.....among many.

Colin Kelly was America's FIRST HERO in WWII...attacked the Japanese Carrier Ashigara on Dec 10, 1941 and was killed when his B17 crashed into Mt. Arayat on Luzon after he had ordered the rest of the crew to bail out....believe Kelly AFB near San Antonio, Texas is named for him.

I knew all that, but it didn't register until Gene mentioned Kelly AFB. Funny how hard it gets to remember things as one's hair gets grayer....
As for the Mockingbird song, it's in the database as "Hush Lil' Baby." I e-mailed the lyrics to the sender. Were the lyrics really by Inez and Charlie Foxx? I always thought the songwriter was 'traditional."

Now, what about that carpet of corn? How about if we move it to a specifically-named thread?
-Joe Offer-