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Origins: Are You Bombing With Me Jesus

oldhippie 04 Oct 08 - 08:06 AM
freda underhill 04 Oct 08 - 09:49 PM
Andrez 05 Oct 08 - 01:47 AM
freda underhill 05 Oct 08 - 04:56 AM
oldhippie 05 Oct 08 - 07:51 AM
Andrez 06 Oct 08 - 06:57 AM
GUEST,Micheal Tupper 19 Jun 11 - 12:53 PM
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Subject: Origins: Are You Bombing With Me Jesus
From: oldhippie
Date: 04 Oct 08 - 08:06 AM

Anyone know who wrote/recorded this Vietnam era song?

Chorus:
Are you bombing with me, Jesus
On the side of Uncle Sam
Will you help us with your mercy
So we can win in Vietnam



I went out of the battle lines
I saw a lad in prayer
He prayed to Jesus up above
To take away his fear

Chorus

The pilot in his death plane
Napalm flying high
He prays to Jesus up above
As he rains death from the sky

Chorus

The pilot with his A-bomb
The plane Enola Gay
His hand upon the rosary
He bombed Japan that day

Chorus

Are you bombing with me Jesus
Will you stay here by my side
Will you help us in our need now
Until the world we crucify


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Subject: RE: Origins: Are You Bombing With Me Jesus
From: freda underhill
Date: 04 Oct 08 - 09:49 PM

According to James e Perone in Songs of the Vietnam Conflictit was written in 1968 by Shurli Grant, & published in 1969 in Broadside #98.

It's also referred to on p175 of Born in the USA

info found via books.google.com.au

freda


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Subject: RE: Origins: Are You Bombing With Me Jesus
From: Andrez
Date: 05 Oct 08 - 01:47 AM

Freda, The link to the book by S. Grant doesnt take me to a viewable page. Is there any info on the tune that is used? It seem like the song badly needs to be updated.

Cheers,

Andrez


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Subject: RE: Origins: Are You Bombing With Me Jesus
From: freda underhill
Date: 05 Oct 08 - 04:56 AM

I'm sorry about that link Andrez, it seems to start loading and then stop. There's another reference to the song on this page texas roadhouse records citing an LP by Bill Haymes called I Shall Be Released. It includes rare 1960s Houston folk, has Dylan & Farina tunes, plus Are You Bombing With Me, Jesus. The record on this site has been sold,but you may be able to find one somewhere else.

regards

freda


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Subject: RE: Origins: Are You Bombing With Me Jesus
From: oldhippie
Date: 05 Oct 08 - 07:51 AM

Thanks, Freda. I'd heard of the Bill Haymes reference before, but his name was spelt incorrectly. I appreciate the information.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Are You Bombing With Me Jesus
From: Andrez
Date: 06 Oct 08 - 06:57 AM

Thanks too Freda. No, I imagine it would have been set to a reasonably well known tune and not worth my spending $$ on to track a record down (especially with the dollar exchange rate today). I do have some friends who are into this kind of "bent" song so will check there. Google only turns up links to posts from the loony religious right asking who would Jesus bomb..... but dont get me started on those dudes!

Cheers,

Andre


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Subject: RE: Origins: Are You Bombing With Me Jesus
From: GUEST,Micheal Tupper
Date: 19 Jun 11 - 12:53 PM

If anyone whats to know about the song and it's author, you can contact me via Shurli Grants Facebook page. I am her son


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