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Lyr Req: Modern Cannon Ball (Carter, Boyd, Nunn)

Camper-Ted 10 Feb 09 - 10:38 AM
Gene 10 Feb 09 - 11:29 AM
Gene 10 Feb 09 - 11:42 AM
Gene 10 Feb 09 - 12:03 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 10 Feb 09 - 01:07 PM
Gene 10 Feb 09 - 01:45 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: World War 2 Song Modern Cannonball
From: Camper-Ted
Date: 10 Feb 09 - 10:38 AM

Hi,

Does anyone remember the World War 2 song titled "Modern Cannonball?" It was sung to the tune of the original "Wabash Cannonball."

Any info on this song would be appreciated.

Camper-Ted


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: World War 2 Song Modern Cannonball
From: Gene
Date: 10 Feb 09 - 11:29 AM

http://www.authentichistory.com/ww2/music/PHattitudes.html

you can read about it here....Denver Darling

I have a OLD OLD songbook of his but do recall if that one was in it..

and a 78 or two somewheres...

Gene


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: World War 2 Song Modern Cannonball
From: Gene
Date: 10 Feb 09 - 11:42 AM

and you can play it here....

http://www.authentichistory.com/ww2/music/19420714_Modern_Cannon_Ball-Denver_Darling.html

Gene


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Subject: Lyr Add: MODERN CANNON BALL (Carter, Boyd, Nunn)
From: Gene
Date: 10 Feb 09 - 12:03 PM

Lyrics from website listed above.

The Modern Cannon Ball
Lyrics by Bill Boyd & Earl Nunn
Original lyrics by A. P. Carter


Far across the great Pacific
To the island of Japan
We've got a score to settle
And the time is now at hand
We've gotta send some airplanes,
Fly'in o'er the sea
To make this country safe for those
Who love democracy

The aeroplanes are hummin',
Hear the angry bullets whine
We're gonna have to use them
To salivate the swine
They'll know their days are over
When the shells around them fall;
We'll send this message to them
On the MODERN CANNON BALL

I know you've heard this story
of Pearl Harbor and Luzon
The spirits of the men who died,
Say we must carry on;
We'll blast this little island
From the ocean mighty soon
We'll blow them up so doggone high
They'll splatter on the moon

The aeroplanes are hummin',
Hear the angry bullets whine
We're gonna have to use them
To salivate the swine
They'll know their days are over
When the shells around them fall;
We'll send this message to them
On the MODERN CANNON BALL

We'll drive them from the ocean,
And the islands of the sea
The people will be free again
Just like they ought to be
On top of Fujiyama,
In this yellow heathen land
We're gonna plant Old Glory
On the island of Japan

The aeroplanes are hummin',
Hear the angry bullets whine
We're gonna have to use them
To salivate the swine
They'll know their days are over
When the shells around them fall;
We'll send this message to them
On the MODERN CANNON BALL

Gene


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: World War 2 Song Modern Cannonball
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 10 Feb 09 - 01:07 PM

salivate? Doesn't seem to be the right word.

Thanks for posting the lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: World War 2 Song Modern Cannonball
From: Gene
Date: 10 Feb 09 - 01:45 PM

at's wot eye here! hit' shillbilly talk...

means slobberin' swine

gene


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: World War 2 Song Modern Cannonball
From: Camper-Ted
Date: 10 Feb 09 - 11:32 PM

Thanks I enjoyed listening to the record of this song.


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