and we'll all be dead by September of Seventy-one

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and we'll all be dead by September of Seventy-one

Postby pointman » Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:23 pm

Remember a ballad we used to sing after a few beers at the EM Club, but can't remember if it was Ft Polk, Vietnam or where. Anybody possibly remember any more lyrics, if you heard it? It was sang to the tune of "Johnny Comes Marching Home"

The V.C. set the booby traps, hurrah, hurrah
The V.C. set the booby traps, hurrah, hurrah
The V.C. set the booby traps, and if that don't get you
They'll give you the clap
And we'll all be dead by September of seventy-one

[rumor was that the V.C. circulated diseased Siagon Tea Girls, to put as many G.I.'s out of action as possible]

The Siagon girls are virgin maids, hurrah, hurrah
The Saigon girls are virgin maids, hurrah, hurrah
The Saigon girls are virgin maids, they'll cut off your dick with a razor blade
and we'll all be dead by September of seventy-one

[another rumor, they inserted a device with razor blades in their.... and the misfortunate G.I. who inserted first before checking with his finger might loose part of his masculinity. Many swore it was true!]

More drinks and more verses, probably made them up as we went, but wonder if anyone remembers any more?

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Postby Niner Delta » Sat Jun 28, 2008 1:19 am

We had a version of "Jingle Bells" that we sang at Christmas while drinking beer.

Jingle bells, mortar shells,
VC in the grass.
You can live through Christmas if,
you avoid the blast, ohhhhhh
Jingle bells, mortar shells,
VC in the grass.
Take your Merry Christmas aaaaaannnnnnddddd,
Shove it up your ass.


Have no idea where it came from, we just sang it. (poorly)


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