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Subject: Tune Req: The Ballad Of Rodger Young - WW II
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 29 Nov 06 - 10:55 PM

Written by Frank Loesser. I am looking for the sheet music. I have the recording by Burl Ives.
                                       SOL ZELLER


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Ballad Of Rodger Young - WW II
From: EBarnacle
Date: 30 Nov 06 - 03:41 PM

Try this site.


http://www.west-point.org/users/usma1981/38405/west_point/songs/RodgerYoung.htm


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Subject: Lyr Add: BALLAD OF RODGER YOUNG (Frank Loesser)
From: beardedbruce
Date: 30 Nov 06 - 03:51 PM

The Ballad of Rodger Young
Frank Loesser

Oh, they've got no time for glory in the Infantry.
Oh, they've got no use for praises loudly sung.
But in every soldier's heart in all the Infantry
Shines the name, shines the name of Rodger Young.

(Shines the name, Rodger Young!
Fought and died for the men he marched among.
To the everlasting glory of the Infantry.
Lives the story of Private Rodger Young.)

Caught in ambush lay a company of riflemen
Just grenades against machine guns in the gloom.
Caught in ambush till this one of twenty riflemen
Volunteered, volunteered to meet his doom.

Volunteered, Rodger Young!
Fought and died for the men he marched among.
In the everlasting annals of the Infantry
Glows the last deed of Private Rodger Young.

(It was he who drew the fire of the enemy
That a company of men might live to fight.
And before the deadly fire of the enemy
Stood the man, stood the man we hail tonight.)

On the island of New Georgia in the Solomons
Stands a simple wooden cross alone to tell.
That beneath the silent coral of the Solomons
Sleeps a man, sleeps a man remembered well.

Sleeps a man, Rodger Young!
Fought and died for the men he marched among.
In the everlasting spirit of the Infantry
Breathes the spirit of Private Rodger Young.

No, they've got no time for glory in the Infantry.
No, they've got no use for praises loudly sung.
But in every soldier's heart in all the Infantry
Shines the name, shines the name of Rodger Young.

Shines the name, Rodger Young!
Fought and died for the men he marched among.
To the everlasting glory of the Infantry
Lives the story of Private Rodger Young.



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From the liner notes of The Voices of Westpoint record album:
Private Rodger Young, a native of Tiffin, Ohio, was a member of the 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for the supreme sacrifice which he made on July 31st, 1943, during the battle for the Solomon Islands. This arrangement of Frank Loesser's simple and direct song of commemoration was created for the Cadet Glee Club by CWO Boots.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Ballad Of Rodger Young - WW II
From: MMario
Date: 30 Nov 06 - 03:53 PM

TUNE!!!! I Want the TUNE!!!!!!

(as would should any Heinlien fan)


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Ballad Of Rodger Young - WW II
From: beardedbruce
Date: 30 Nov 06 - 03:54 PM

Historical Note (from the ending of Starship Troopers, by Robert A. Heinlein)
       Young, Rodger W., Private, 148th Infantry, 37th Infantry Division (the Ohio Buckeyes); born Tiffin, Ohio, 28 April 1918; died 31 July 1943, on the island of New Georgia, Solomons, South Pacific, while singlehandedly attacking and destroying an enemy machine-gun pillbox. His platoon had been pinned down by intense fire from this pillbox; Private Young was wounded in the first burst. He crawled toward the pillbox, was wounded a second time but continued to advance, firing his rifle as he did so. He closed on the pillbox, attacked and destroyed it with hand grenades, but in so doing he was wounded a third time and killed.
       His bold and gallant action in the face of overwhelming odds enabled his teammates to escape without loss; he was awarded posthumously the Medal of Honor.


"Shines the Name. . ."


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Ballad Of Rodger Young - WW II
From: beardedbruce
Date: 30 Nov 06 - 03:59 PM

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Audio: RealPlayer format (680KB) (Glee Club, 1956-58, soloist: William Webb '57)
Audio: Windows Media (asf) format (677KB) (Glee Club, 1956-58, soloist: William Webb '57)
Audio: Windows Media (wma) format (677KB) (Glee Club, 1956-58, soloist: William Webb '57)
Audio: MP3 format (4.2MB) (Glee Club, 1956-58, soloist: William Webb '57)


at the westpoint site

http://www.west-point.org/users/usma1981/38405/west_point/songs/RodgerYoung.htm


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Ballad Of Rodger Young - WW II
From: MMario
Date: 30 Nov 06 - 04:00 PM

I'm looking for dots, tadpoles, abc, midi, something we can post


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Ballad Of Rodger Young - WW II
From: MMario
Date: 30 Nov 06 - 04:04 PM

BTW - it's one of the "missing tunes" for the DT.


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Subject: Tune Add: BALLAD OF RODGER YOUNG (Frank Loesser)
From: MMario
Date: 30 Nov 06 - 04:21 PM

I'm getting old. we found the tune somewhere...and here it is!

X:1
T:Rodger Young
C:Frank Loesser
I:abc2nwc
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:Eb
z4D3E|F2F2F2F2|(F2A2)G2F2|E3C B,4-|B,4(D3E)|
w:Oh they've got no time for glory_ in the in-fan-try_ They've_
F2F2F2F2|F2A2G2F2|G8-|G2z2E3E|c2=B2c2B2|
w:got no use for prais-es loud-ly sung;_ But in eve-ry sol-dier's
c2A2A2c2|B3G E4-|E4E3F|A4E2F|G2E2F2D2|
w:heart in all the in-fan-try,_ Shines the name, shines the name of Rog-er
E8-|E2z2d3c|B8-|B4A2A2|G8-|
w: Young._ Shines the name,_ Rog-er Young,_
G2z2d3d|B4A3A|G3G F3F|E8-|E2z2D3D|
w:Fought and died for the men he marched a-mong._ In the
c2=B2c B|c A B c|B4G E3-|E4E3F|A4F3F
w:ev-er-last-ing an-nals of the in-fan-try,_ Shines the last deed of
|G2E2F2D2|E8-|E8
w:Pri-vate Ro-ger Young._


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Ballad Of Rodger Young - WW II
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 30 Nov 06 - 04:48 PM

I like Jim Reeves Version best...


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Ballad Of Rodger Young - WW II
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 30 Nov 06 - 05:27 PM

What about the sheet music. Is it available anywhere ?

                                              SOL


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: The Ballad Of Rodger Young - WW II
From: MMario
Date: 01 Dec 06 - 08:18 AM

yes - there are several places online that have it for sale.


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