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Songs involving Airplanes

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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Genie
Date: 18 Jul 08 - 08:35 PM

Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition

also,
Fly Me To The Moon


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Genie
Date: 18 Jul 08 - 08:19 PM

The Letter -
"Gimme a ticket on an aeroplane,
Ain't got time to take a fast plane.
Lonely days are gone,
My baby just wrote me a letter ... ."


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Subject: Lyr Add - The Green Berets
From: Jay777
Date: 18 Jul 08 - 04:18 AM

Another new-to-me thread. SouthernCelt mentioned this song, so may as well post the lyrics. "Berets" is pronounced the US way, with the emphasis on the last syllable: "bur-RAY"

THE GREEN BERETS, lyrics by SSgt. Barry Sadler, music Robin Moore

Fighting soldiers from the sky,
Fearless men who jump and die,
Men who mean just what they say,
The brave men of the Greet Berets.

CHORUS:
Silver wings upon their chests,
These are men, America's best,
One hundred men we'll test today,
But only three win the Green Beret.

Trained to live off nature's land,
Trained to combat hand to hand.
Men who fight by night and day,
Courage take from the Green Berets.

CHORUS

Back at home a young wife waits,
Her Green Beret has met his fate,
He has died for those oppressed,
Leaving her this last request:

"Put silver wings on my son's chest,
Make him one of America's best,
He'll be a man they'll test one day,
Have his turn to win the Green Beret."

This is another of those songs which is probably not considered PC these days, and I personally don't like songs that glorify war. However, it's a good, rousing, tune, and reflects the attitude of many people in the mid-60s, before the anti-Vietnam War campaign really got going.


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Rowan
Date: 18 Jul 08 - 12:08 AM

Perhaps the Dambusters' March didn't have enough words to qualify?


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: GUEST,SenorChach
Date: 17 Jul 08 - 09:07 PM

I can't believe no one mentioned Nazareth - This Flight Tonight


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Dean T
Date: 18 Feb 08 - 08:19 AM

Hi Barry T. I need to get hold of you regarding some music.

Can you go offline? deant AT rovinge DOT com


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: GUEST,Volgadon
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 04:53 AM

Meir Ariel "Terminal je taime". A weird but famous Israeli song about a man who goes to airports to watch planes take off.


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: ossonflags
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 03:58 AM

Deportees (The plane wreck at Los Gatos) is the full title ofthe guthroe song.

No one has metioned the great kieth marsden song; "left. left, right steady man"


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Gene
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 02:07 AM

The Last Flight of Will Rodgers and Wiley Post/I forget-RRDM? Wow...

The Historic Flight of Gary Powers/Red River Dave McEnery

L.A. International Airport/Susan Raye

Boogie Woogie Flying Cloud/Hank Snow

Johnny Zero/Merle Kilgore


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: GUEST,Volgadon
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 01:42 AM

What was the Al Stewart song from Year of the Cat?


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: open mike
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 12:45 AM

Nancy Griffith has an album called Flyer
with a song about a pilot she met in an
airport when each was flying in different directions.

and as Gordon lightfoot says in a previously mentioned song
"you can't jump a jet plane like you can a freight train..."


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: open mike
Date: 11 Feb 08 - 12:41 AM

the Alan Parsons Band --On Air
(this group was formerly the Alan Parsons project)
has an album all about flight
which has several flying songs
and one of the earliest cd-rom
music disc combinations..it had
an entire encyclopedia of the
history of flight and airplanes
contained in the c.d.
On Air covers the history of airborne exploration, from the mythological flights of Daedalus and Icarus, to Leonardo da Vinci's designs of flying machines, to hot air ballooning, and finally space exploration.
www.amazon.com/Air-Alan-Parsons/dp/B000007R16


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 10 Feb 08 - 06:21 PM

I assume the Guthrie song about Lindbergh a few posts up is to the tune of White House Blues, http://www.mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=7842


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Greg B
Date: 10 Feb 08 - 05:27 PM

I always loved this verse from the A25 song---

(In the Digital Tradition)

"I thought I was coming in high enough but I was fifty feet up when the batsman gave "cut", And loud in my earphones the sweet angels sang: "'Float, float, float, float, float, float, float, float, float, float, PRANG!"

...having quite a few hours in an airplane that liked to act that
way.


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Santa
Date: 10 Feb 08 - 10:32 AM

The Fleet Air Arm has a number of songs involving aeroplanes, not surprisingly. There is a book - the title escapes me - on sale at the Fleet Air Arm Museum. Many are just parodies of current songs: Any Old Iron about the Fulmar, for example. Oh, Mr. Fairey about the Barracuda. The best known one is also in Cyril Tawney's Grey Funnel Line book. The A25 Song. The A25 is an aircraft accident report, and the song has a large number of verses from different periods.

example.
The batsman says low, but I always fly higher.
I come in too fast and I prang my Seafire
The guys in the goofers all think I am green
But I get my commission from Supermarine!
(chorus)
Cracking show! I'm alive!
But I still have to render my A25.


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: GUEST,Kiwi Guest
Date: 09 Feb 08 - 10:01 PM

There was an Ausie song around the time of the Vietnam war.
"The F1   Double 1."


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: nager
Date: 09 Feb 08 - 06:42 PM

I guess any political song would be appropriate?
They would have to be left wing or right wing...


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 09 Feb 08 - 06:24 PM

Great one, Uncle Phil! Here's another:

Gary Allen, "Watching Airplanes"

Don't think he wrote this one, but he does a great job performing it.

Lin


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: GUEST,Volgadon
Date: 09 Feb 08 - 01:51 PM

Has "On a wing and a prayer" been mentioned?


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: topical tom
Date: 09 Feb 08 - 11:43 AM

John Denver's "Leaving on a Jet Plane


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Uncle Phil
Date: 08 Feb 08 - 10:22 PM

If nothing else it's easy to remember the words.

SILVER WINGS
(Merle Haggard)

Silver wings shining in the sunlight,
Roaring engines headed somewhere in flight.
They're taking you away,
Leaving me lonely,
Silver wings slowly fading out of sight.

"Don't leave me." I cried, "Don't take that airplane ride."
But you locked me out of your mind,
And left me standing here behind.

Silver wings shining in the sunlight,
Roaring engines headed somewhere in flight.
They're taking you away,
Leaving me lonely,
Silver wings slowly fading out of sight.

Silver Wings from the "Last of the Breed" tour

- Phil


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: GUEST,Gweltas1
Date: 08 Feb 08 - 09:57 PM

Unless I missed it when scrolling down though this thread, there hasn't been a mention of "Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines" !!


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: GUEST,Greycap
Date: 08 Feb 08 - 07:39 PM

Apart from all the aforementioned there's a good one called " Colin Kelly, won't you tell the boys up yonder" which was an old patriotic WWll song about a B-17 pilot, recorded by Chester & Lester Buchanan.


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: GUEST,Suffolk Miracle
Date: 08 Feb 08 - 06:30 AM

Woody Guthrie: Ship in the Sky

Well, a curly-headed girl with a bright shining smile
Heard the roar of a plane as it sailed through the sky
To her playmates she said, with a bright twinkling eye
My Daddy flies that ship in the sky x 3
My Mama's not afraid and neither am I
'Cause my Daddy flies that ship in the sky

Then a button-nosed kid, as he kicked up his heels
He said, My Daddy works in the iron and the steel
My Dad builds the planes and they fly through the sky
And that's what keeps your daddy up there so high x3
My Dad builds the planes and they fly through the sky
And that's what keeps your daddy up there so high

Then a freckle-faced kid pinched his toe in the sand
He says, My Daddy works at that place where they land
You tell your mama, don't be afraid
My Dad'll bring your daddy back home again x3
Don't be afraid when it gets dark and rains
My Dad'll bring your daddy back home again

And slightly more remotely- Woody Guthrie: Lindberg

Mister Charlie Lindbergh, he flew to old Berlin,
Got 'im a big Iron Cross, and he flew right back again
To Washington, Washington.

Missus Charlie Lindbergh, she come dressed in red,
Said: "I'd like to sleep in that pretty White House bed
In Washington, Washington."

Lindy said to Annie: "We'll get there by and by,
But we'll have to split the bed up with Wheeler, Clark, and Nye
In Washington, Washington."

Hitler wrote to Lindy, said "Do your very worst,"
Lindy started an outfit that he called America First
In Washington, Washington.

All around the country, Lindbergh he did fly,
Gasoline was paid for by Hoover, Clark, and Nye
In Washington, Washington.

Lindy said to Hoover: "We'll do the same as France:
Make a deal with Hitler, and then we'll get our chance
In Washington, Washington

Then they had a meetin', and all the Firsters come,
Come on a-walkin', they come on a-runnin',
In Washington, Washington

Yonder comes Father Coughlin, wearin' the silver chain,
Cash on his stomach and Hitler on the brain.
In Washington, Washington

Mister John L. Lewis would sit and straddle a fence,
His daughter signed with Lindbergh, and we ain't seen her since
In Washington, Washington

Hitler said to Lindy: "Stall 'em all you can,
Gonna bomb Pearl Harbor with the help of old Japan."
In Washington, Washington

Then on a December mornin', the bombs come from Japan,
Wake Island and Pearl Harbor, kill fifteen hundred men.
Washington, Washington

Now Lindy tried to join the army, but they wouldn't let 'im in,
'Fraid he'd sell to Hitler a few more million men.
In Washington, Washington

So I'm a gonna tell you people: If Hitler's gonna be beat,
The common workin' people has got to take the seat
In Washington, Washington.

And I'm gonna tell you workers, 'fore you cash in your checks:
They say "America First," but they mean "America Next!"
In Washington, Washington


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: GUEST,Ken Brock
Date: 07 Feb 08 - 06:36 PM

Cole Porter - I Get a Kick Out Of You. Cited for excellent use of internal rhymes such as _fly_ing up _high_ with some _guy_ in the _sky_ is my _i_dea of nothing to do.


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Santa
Date: 07 Feb 08 - 04:14 PM

Paxton: I lost my heart on a 747.


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Mark Ross
Date: 07 Feb 08 - 02:49 PM

SHIP IN THE SKY by Woody Guthrie and or course;

THERE'LL BE A HOT, HOT TIME IN LAKEHURST NEW JERSEY WHEN THE HINDENBURG COMES TO TOWN..




Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: GUEST,saltz
Date: 07 Feb 08 - 02:37 PM

Airport, The Motors 1978.


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 07 Feb 08 - 01:30 PM

The Irish Rovers sang this:

http://nghardin.home.att.net/Rovers/IRSL-Biplane.htm


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: SouthernCelt
Date: 07 Feb 08 - 01:19 PM

To Guest, Rich: Yes, the Byrds were 8 miles high but I never asssumed they used an aircraft ;-).

Don't see "Ballad of the Green Berets" mentioned. (Yes, I realize it doesn't say airplane but the first line is "Fighting soldiers from the sky...") This one may not be remembered by anyone but late 60s "hawks" and John Wayne fans.

SC


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Santa
Date: 07 Feb 08 - 06:25 AM

Early Morning Rain: Gordon Lightfoot


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: M.Ted
Date: 07 Feb 08 - 06:21 AM

"In the Aeroplane Over the Sea" by Neutral Milk Hotel


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Barry T
Date: 06 Feb 08 - 11:06 PM

I remember this whimsical tune from a Laurie Bower Singers LP back in the early 70's. I also remember The Irish Rovers singing it on their TV show. I think the title is correct, but I was unable to track down the name of the composer.

I WISH I WAS A PLANE

I wish I was a plane so I
could fly above the rain
And leave my worries on the ground.
The worries in my mind
are the imaginary kind
And if I was a plane
they couldn't bring me down.

Maybe if I was a kite
they'd never make things right
I'd get so tied down with a string.
Besides, they'd need a breeze
so they could fly along with ease
And if I was a plane
I wouldn't need a thing.

   Chorus
   ------
   Above the clouds I would fly
   in a sky that is blue
   All the world will be down
   instead of me.
   Though the mountains would try
   they would not get as high
   I know they'd try to touch me
   but I'd be too free.

Oh the world will never see
a plane as high as me
My silver wings will touch the sun.
I won't rest till I
find a spot up in the sky
A spot abover the clouds
just big enough for me.

Chorus

Repeat first verse


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: oldhippie
Date: 06 Feb 08 - 08:19 PM

"Tchpone"


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: GUEST,Volgadon
Date: 06 Feb 08 - 07:26 PM

Vladimir Vysotsky wrote many songs about pilots in WW2. Yak-Istrebitel (Yak fighter plane) is told from the POV of the plane!!!!
The plane can't stand the 'one who sits inside me'.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWy0NASC-B0&feature=related


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Neil D
Date: 06 Feb 08 - 07:14 PM

"Treetop Flyer" performed by Stephen Stills. Don't know if he wrote it or not. Very nice guitar work.


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Nick E
Date: 06 Feb 08 - 06:37 PM

Jefferson Airplane, Planes
from the reuniun album

I love Planes Jet Aircraft
I love Planes Jet Aircraft

He was just a little boy and he sat there in his school
And the little girl in the very next chair she thought he was so cool
And she watched him draw and draw Planes and wings and flying things
Even during tests he'd keep on drawing
And his mother didn't want him and his father was always working so he
Just set his head to the center of the sky and dreamed of

FLYING at first like a leaf floating in the air
Now like an eagle soaring there
FLYING Great roaring engines now will lift my wings
Rockets now and spacecraft to the center of the sky

I'm getting ready for a great leap forward Ready for a leap in the pool
Ready to touch the stars again Ready to go back to school
Puttin' the pieces together Put on your wings and come with me and
Fly fly fly to the center of the sky let's go Flying

I love Planes Experimental Aircraft
I love Planes Jet Jet Jet Aircraft
Breaking through The sound barrier
Into Into the Light

And the little boy is still like a little boy and he met another
little girl and they made another little boy
And the new little guy still loves planes and flying things
And both his mother and father love him and
Hold him and hug him whenever he needs it and
Soon will send him lovingly to the center of the sky
and teach him

Flying and Dreaming and Visions True Flying
I love Planes Jet Aircraft
I love Planes Sensual Aircraft


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 05 Feb 08 - 08:14 PM

One we used to sing in the Girl Guides:

He jumped from 40,000 feet without a parachute, x3
And he ain't gonna jump no more.

Chorus:
Glory, glory, what a terrible way to die, x3
And he ain't gonna jump no more

He landed on the tarmac like a lump of strawberry jam, x3
And he ain't gonna.......

They scooped him off the tarmac like a ...............

At which point the memory fails and I'll go to bed, but not before posting a song I wrote for my son when he was 18 and had aspirations to becone an airline pilot: he's since seen sense and gone down the line of being a musician instead! (Emmie Lou was the family cat, by the way!)

FLY AWAY WITH ME                                Written for Ewan's 18th birthday - 24.11.01.



On 24.11.83.
Such a beautiful baby, what would you be
When you came to manhood, we would see
What destiny held for you?    Could you be
Thomas the Tank's trusty driver, or a
Teenage Mutant Ninja fighter,
Or a singer in a band that could get no higher?
But flying's the life for you.

Chorus:
So fly me away again,
I just wanna ride in your jet plane,
I just wanna hear those engines roar
As we fly to a foreign shore - oh now
We can go, just me and you,
Or take Daddy and your big sister too,
Both your Grannies and your Grandads, even Emmie Lou
So let's fly, fly me away.

I wanna fly to Africa
See the tumbling falls of Victoria
Watch some lions on safari in Kenya
Take a ride on camels that sway - oh
We'll fly down the Nile to the Valley of the Kings
Near Jo'burg we'll see boks on springs
And in Zambia we'll buy drums and rings
So come fly, fly me away.

I wanna fly to Australia
Cross the Bass Strait from Tasmania
Then in Sydney go to the Opera
In the winged house by the harbour,
I wanna see Ayres rock, red and brown,
Take coffee with the neighbours in Melbourne Town
Swim the Barrier Reef, but don't let me drown,
And tie me kangaroo down - sport!




Chorus:
So fly me away again,
I just wanna ride in your jet plane,
I just wanna hear those engines roar
As we fly to a foreign shore - oh now
We can go, just me and you,
Or take Daddy and your big sister too,
Both your Grannies and your Grandads, even Emmie Lou
So let's fly, fly me away.

And I wanna fly over the Arctic Sea
I wanna see polar bears run free
And fish through the ice just to catch their tea,
And maybe spot the odd whale - oh,
Then take me South to the other Pole
To p-pick up a p-penguin, ain't they droll,
As they fall off the rocks as the breakers roll,
So come fly, fly me away.

To scale Everest would be a drama
I wanna take tea with the Dalai Lama
And see the cone of Fujiyama
And walk the Great Wall of China, but don't
Fly me over Afghanistan - we might
Get shot down by the Taliban
Or even some of President Bush's gang who can't
Recognise your airliner.

Chorus:
So fly me away again,
I just wanna ride in your jet plane,
I just wanna hear those engines roar
As we fly to a foreign shore - oh now
We can go, just me and you,
Or take Daddy and your big sister too,
Both your Grannies and your Grandads and Emmie Lou
So let's fly, fly me away.



And I wanna go samba in Rio City
The carnival girls are oh so pretty
And to climb the Andes would be real gritty
Put your senses in disarray - oh
And I wanna fly over the Empire State
And even flip under the Golden Gate
And through the Grand Canyon, I can't wait for you to
Fly, fly me away.

And though Europe, it may be our home,
I haven't been to Budapest, Crete or Rome,
And I never got to visit the Millennium Dome, they just
Couldn't make it pay - so as I
Talk of another destination
I can see your look of consternation
And I think I've really tried your patience
So just fly me home to stay.

Final Chorus:
So you flew me away again
I just loved to ride in your jet plane
And I loved to hear those engines roar
As we flew to those foreign shores - oh then
We all went, not just me and you
We took Daddy and your big sister too
Both your Grannies and your Grandads, even Emmie Lou
As we flew, all flew away.


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 05 Feb 08 - 01:56 PM

"You belong to me"....(Fly the ocean in a silver plane)


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Little Hawk
Date: 05 Feb 08 - 01:09 PM

Al Stewart wrote a very neat song about Amelia Earhart. Can't recall the title at the moment, but like all Al Stewart songs it was quite intelligently done...fine music and excellent lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 05 Feb 08 - 12:59 PM

Charley Nobel:

I love that song! I'd like to learn it, but something about it makes me choke up whenever I hear it; I don't know if I'd be able to make it through the song. Wierd; nothing in my life parallels the story of the song, but it still touches me. Anyway,

Daniel, by Elton John and Bernie Taupin.


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: bobad
Date: 05 Feb 08 - 10:56 AM

Let's Roll - Neil Young


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: GUEST,Johnmc
Date: 05 Feb 08 - 10:42 AM

"Bill Hosie" by Archie Fisher. About a man's dream.


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: bankley
Date: 05 Feb 08 - 09:07 AM

from 'Shadow of the Twins'

"Meanwhile on the deck of some early Boeing flight
The controls lost all effect, Cap'n knew something wasn't right
He said 'Communications have been compromised', now the treacherous ride begins
For Flights eleven and one-seven five on a 'home-run' for the shadow of the twins"


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: GUEST,HuwG at office
Date: 05 Feb 08 - 09:00 AM

Another apology to John Denver, courtesy of the Barron Knights:

My bags were lost an hour ago
As you might guess, I'm at Heathrow
For all I know, they're on their way to Rome

The fog this morning's very dense,
My mates are waving through the fence (Hi, Greg!)
In all my life, I've never felt so ill

(ch)
I'm heaving, on a jet plane
Don't know if I will fly again




Unfortunately, CD not to hand and I forget the rest of it.


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: SINSULL
Date: 05 Feb 08 - 08:07 AM

Kendall Morse tells a Downeast tale of a pair of locals taking a ride in a bi-plane.


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: GUEST,PMB
Date: 05 Feb 08 - 06:58 AM

Nice one here: Me and Jane in a Plane.


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: GUEST,PMB
Date: 05 Feb 08 - 06:32 AM

Black hills of Dakota?
They managed to write a song about Amy Johnson without actually mentioning her plane


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Teribus
Date: 05 Feb 08 - 04:19 AM

Surprised that no-one has mentioned Steve Earle's, "Johnny Come Lately".

The aircraft mentioned:

http://www.aviation-history.com/republic/p47.html


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Subject: RE: Songs involving Airplanes
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 04 Feb 08 - 10:20 PM

Roy Brown and Wop May

It's the Baron! In terror they cried,
80 men tried him . . . 80 men died.
With the German Flying Circus, along for the ride
Nothing seemed likely to turn the tide . . .

Through the haze flew Roy Brown and Wop May
Two Royal Air Force fly boys from Canadi-ay.
"Stop the Flying Circus!" they'd toast
"Down with the Baron!" they'd drink to their host.

There was fear in the sky when the Red Baron did fly,
For numb was his nerve, and firm his despise.
Eighty small emblems appeared as his brand,
Each an opponent, shot down by his hand . . .
For Manfred was a sniper who wore no disguise,
From a fortress in Breslau came bullets with eyes . . .

From above, he'd swoop out of the sun,
On the doomed Allied pilot he'd open his guns!

Through the haze flew Roy Brown and Wop May
Two Royal Air Force fly boys from Canadi-ay.
"Stop the Flying Circus!" they'd toast
"Down with the Baron!" they'd drink to their host.

T'was in spring of '18, over Amiens one day
On his maiden mission, the rookie Wop May
Felt the roar of a tri-plane hurtling his way,
There were death lights flashing! He veered from the fray
And a free-fall . . . he tried to escape but in vain,
For the Baron was right on his heels again.
And he prayed, "Take me home Lord, I'm finished I fear..."
When high, from the sky, Captain Brown did appear!
And with guns ablaze, from above and below,
The Great Baron's plane became lifeless and slow . . .
And it fluttered and fell to the ground,
Where the great ace, Von Richtofen, dying; was found . . .

Through the haze flew Roy Brown and Wop May
Two Royal Air Force fly boys from Canadi-ay . . .
["To the Flying Circus!" they'd toast
"Here's to the Baron!" they'd drink to their host . . . ]


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