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Subject: POST WWII Songs-Vet's Day Program
From: Genie
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 02:47 AM

I have several gigs this week end to do Veterans' Day programs. I have more WWI and WWII era songs than I can handle, but I don't know what songs to do to appeal to veterans of Korea and Viet Nam (or later years). (Yeah, I know the Ballad of The Green Berets and Okie From Muskogee.)

The songs don't absolutely have to be about war or patriotism--just songs that the troops listened to while stationed wherever they were stationed. (E.g., the Korean Conflict or Viet Nam War equivalent of "Lili Marlene," or "Keep The Home Fires Burning," or "Bluebirds Over The White Cliffs Of Dover," "Sentimental Journey," or "K-K-K-Katy.")

Any of you folks have any suggestions?

Genie


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Subject: RE: Help: POST WWII Songs-Vet's Day Program
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 04:28 AM

Ghost Army (of Korea)


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Subject: RE: Help: POST WWII Songs-Vet's Day Program
From: The_one_and_only_Dai
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 05:57 AM

That Billy Joel one - 'Parris Island' is it called?


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Subject: RE: Help: POST WWII Songs-Vet's Day Program
From: The Walrus at work
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 08:36 AM

Bug-Out Boogie?

Walrus


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Subject: RE: Help: POST WWII Songs-Vet's Day Program
From: GUEST,Irish Jimmy (Poltroon69@aol.com)
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 09:51 AM

I was in Vietnam in 1968. We had a jukebox in our bunker (no idea where it came from) with only 5 songs on it. They were "Folsom Prison Blues" by Johnny Cash, "Fool on the Hill" by Brazil 66, "light my Fire" by somebody other than the Doors, "WE Gotta Get Outa This Place" by ? and "My Girl" by ?

Under the influence of strong drink we'd sing the "Fixin' to Die Rag" (Written by Country Joe MacDonald.)

I don't ever want to hear those songs again, but some of the other Vvets might like to.


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Subject: RE: Help: POST WWII Songs-Vet's Day Program
From: Sorcha
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 10:08 AM

Creedence Clearwater songs for the Vietnam era.


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Subject: RE: Help: POST WWII Songs-Vet's Day Program
From: GUEST,mgarvey@pacifier.com
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 10:32 AM

Green green grass of home, leaving on a jet plane.


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Subject: RE: Help: POST WWII Songs-Vet's Day Program
From: Paul from Hull
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 08:46 PM

Irish Jimmy,

"We Gotta Get Outa This Place" was by The Animals (though it COULD have been the Kinks)...maybe another Brit, or someone could confirm/correct that?

"Paint It Black" by the Rolling Stones was APPARENTLY quite popular too?


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Subject: RE: Help: POST WWII Songs-Vet's Day Program
From: toadfrog
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 10:46 PM

Here are some. And one is told a favorite from Viet Nam was "Puff the Magic Dragon." Also, I read that when the troops pulled out, they sang the song they all remembered from childhood, "Mickey Mouse."


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Subject: RE: Help: POST WWII Songs-Vet's Day Program
From: Genie
Date: 09 Nov 01 - 11:55 PM

Some good ideas here. Please keep 'em coming!

Genie


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