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Lyr Req: Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition

GUEST,me 05 Jun 01 - 11:54 PM
catspaw49 06 Jun 01 - 12:06 AM
GUEST,Gene 06 Jun 01 - 12:08 AM
ddw 06 Jun 01 - 12:08 AM
Joe Offer 06 Jun 01 - 12:08 AM
ddw 06 Jun 01 - 12:13 AM
catspaw49 06 Jun 01 - 12:18 AM
catspaw49 06 Jun 01 - 12:20 AM
Steve Parkes 06 Jun 01 - 03:41 AM
Genie 18 Jul 08 - 08:31 PM
Genie 08 Nov 10 - 02:46 PM
Jim Dixon 11 Nov 10 - 09:07 PM
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Subject: praise the lord and pass the ammunition
From: GUEST,me
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 11:54 PM

Anyone know the lyrics or where I could find them?? I've looked but couldn't find anything.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: praise the lord and pass the ammunit
From: catspaw49
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 12:06 AM

CLICK HERE

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: praise the lord and pass the ammunit
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 12:08 AM

Aw Shucks! Spaw, you beat me to it...

http://gunther.simplenet.com/v/data/praiseth.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: praise the lord and pass the ammunit
From: ddw
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 12:08 AM

Didn't know there was a song about this. I've always known it as a quote from Howell Forgy, an army chaplain, during the battle of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

Things were looking pretty bleak and someone asked him something to the effect of "What're we going to do now?"

His reply was "Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition."

cheers,

david


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: praise the lord and pass the ammunit
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 12:08 AM

I searched the Mudcat and the Digital Tradition, but couldn't find it. If somebody finds it, please be sure to include songwriter information when you post the lyrics. I already have this thread bookmarked for harvesting because I'm sure somebody will come up with a quick answer.
-Joe Offer, 4000 miles from my songbook collection-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: praise the lord and pass the ammunit
From: ddw
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 12:13 AM

Geez, Joe — you and I were slow off the mark with that one. While I was checking my facts in Bartlett's Quotations, ol' 'Spaw jumped in there with a link to the song. Course he probably has Cletus and Reg, Reg and Reg do all his research.....

*BG*

david


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Subject: Lyr Add: PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION
From: catspaw49
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 12:18 AM

Sorry Gene....My Mom used to sing this all the time when I was small in the 50's. She had the sheet music and I always enjoyed singin the PTLAPTA part.

Geez you're picky Joe! We already linked the lyrics but since you're so slow and behind the 8 ball.........


Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition
Words and music by Frank Loesser, ©1942.
As recorded by the Merry Macs.

Down went the gunner; a bullet was his fate.
Down went the gunner, and then the gunner's mate.
Up jumped the sky pilot, gave the boys a look,
And manned the gun himself as he laid aside his Book, shouting...

{Refrain}
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition
And we'll all stay free

Praise the Lord and swing into position.
Can't afford to be a politician.
Praise the Lord; we're all between perdition
And the deep blue sea.

Yes, the sky pilot said it.
Ya gotta give him credit,
For a sonofagun of a gunner was he,

Shouting Praise the Lord, we're on a mighty mission.
All aboard; we're not a-goin' fishin'.
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition
And we'll all stay free.

{Refrain twice}

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: praise the lord and pass the ammunit
From: catspaw49
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 12:20 AM

BTW....I found it by entering "Up jumped the sky pilot" on Google.........always loved that line.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: praise the lord and pass the ammunit
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 03:41 AM

Based on the actual goings-on described by David above, I believe? And a temporary suspension of the sixth commandment ...

Steve


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Subject: Lyr Add: PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION
From: Genie
Date: 18 Jul 08 - 08:31 PM

Spaw, thanks for posting the lyrics. That link above doesn't take you to them any more.

The lyrics as sung on the recording I have (from a WWII Songs album) are just a tad different in a couple places.

PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION
(Words and Music by Frank Loesser
Music by James Sanderson)

Down went the gunner, a bullet was his fate.
Down went the gunner, and then the gunner's mate.
Up jumped the sky pilot, gave the boys a look,
And manned the gun himself as he laid aside The Book,
shouting:

"Praise The Lord and pass the ammunition!
Praise The Lord and pass the ammunition!
Praise The Lord and pass the ammunition and we'll all stay free!

Praise The Lord, and swing into position -
Can't afford to be a politician!
[Can't afford to sit around a-wishin']
Praise The Lord! We're all between perdition
And the deep blue sea!"

Yes, the sky pilot said it, You've got to give him credit
For a son-of-a-son-of-a-gun to run free,
Shouting:

"Praise The Lord, we're on a mighty mission!
All aboard! We're all a-goin' fishin'!
Praise The Lord and pass the ammunition
And we'll all stay free."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition
From: Genie
Date: 08 Nov 10 - 02:46 PM

Here's a good recording from WWII:

Harry Kaye: "Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Nov 10 - 09:07 PM

The Internet Archive has a recording by Jimmy Carrol


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