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Artist:C Company
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Album:Miscellaneous
Track:Battle Hymn Of Lt. Calley
 
Date Added:18/10/2007
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Lyrics:BATTLE HYMN OF LT. CALLEY
Terry Nelson & C Company

Once upon a time there was a
little boy who wanted to grow up
And be a soldier and serve his country in whatever way he
could
He would parade around the house with a sauce pan on his head
For a helmet, a wooden
sword in one hand and the American flag in the other
As he grew up, he put away the things of a
child but he never let go of the flag

My name is William Calley, I'm a soldier of this
land
I've tried to do my duty and to gain the upper hand
But they've made me out a villain
they have stamped me with a brand
As we go marching on

I'm just another soldier from
the shores of U.S.A.
Forgotten on a battle field then thousand miles away
While life goes
on as usual from New York to Santa Fe
As we go marching on

I've seen my buddies
ambushed on the left and on the right
And their youthful bodies riddled by the bullets of the
night
Where all the rules are broken and the only law is might
As we go marching on


While we're fighting in the jungles they were marching in the street
While we're dying in
the rice fields they were helping our defeat
While we're facing V.C. bullets they were sounding
a retreat
As we go marching on

With our sweat we took the bunkers, with our tears we
took the plain
With our blood we took the mountains and they gave it back again
Still all
of us are soldiers, we're too busy to complain
As we go marching on

When I reach my
final campground in that land beyond the sun
And the great commander asks me, "Did you fight or
did you run?"
I'll stand both straight and tall stripped of medals, rank and gun
And this
is what I'll say:

Sir, I followed all my orders and I did the best I could
It's hard
to judge the enemy and hard to tell the good
Yet there's not a man among us would not have
understood

We took the jungle village exactly like they said
We responded to their
rifle fire with everything we had
And when the smoke had cleared away a hundred souls lay
dead

Sir, the soldier that's alive is the only once can fight
There's no other way
to wage a war when the only one in sight
That you're sure is not a VC is your buddy on your
right

When all the wars are over and the battle's finally won
Count me only as a
soldier who never left his gun
With the right to serve my country as the only prize I've
won
As we go marching on
Glory, glory hallelujah glory, glory hallelujah
 
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