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Thread #56829   Message #2025460
Posted By: 12-stringer
14-Apr-07 - 06:02 PM
Thread Name: ADD: Jingoistic song: The Eagle (Hank Cochran)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jingoistic song: The Eagle
Don Firth:

The song you cite was a 1953 Jimmie Osborne number, on the King label, "Thank God for Victory in Korea." It followed up his 1950 hit, "God Please Protect America," whose chorus went something like

"Give us victory in Korea, and save our boys so fine.
God, please protect America in this troubled time."

I remember hearing the first one on the radio in the early 50s (but never heard the second). Moore & Napier remade it in their 60s bluegrass LP on King, "Country Music Goes to Vietnam."