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Music of the Eras: SSGT Barry Sadler "The Ballad of the Green Berets"

The Green Berets

Video

"Ballad of the Green Berets - [HD] - - - SSGT Barry SADLER." YouTube. YouTube, 26 June 2011. Web. 02 Feb. 2014. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5WJJVSE_BE>.

Lyrics

 

"Ballad of the Green Berets"

Fighting soldiers from the sky
Fearless men who jump and die
Men who mean just what they say
The brave men of the Green Beret

Silver wings upon their chest
These are men, America's best
One hundred men we'll test today
But only three win the Green Beret

Trained to live, off nature's land
Trained in combat, hand to hand
Men who fight by night and day
Courage deep, from the Green Beret

Silver wings upon their chest
These are men, America's best
One hundred men we'll test today
But only three win the Green Beret

Back at home a young wife waits
Her Green Beret has met his fate
He has died for those oppressed
Leaving her this last request

Put silver wings on my son's chest
Make him one of America's best
He'll be a man they'll test one day
Have him win the Green Beret

 

"Lyrics to the Ballad of the Green Berets by Barry Sadler." Lyrics to the Ballad of the Green Berets by Barry Sadler. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Feb. 2014. <http://greenberetcd.com/ballad.html>.

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