February 25, 2012

Music break: Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys

Awkward religious content alert:



One thing I've learned from Mark Steyn is to give credit to the song writers. So I looked this up and found that it was written by Fred Rose. And I also found out that he wrote two other favorites of mine:

'Deed I Do


Deep Water


(That's from this.)

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2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the memories...
    When stationed in Vietnam we had a C&W band called the "Playboys" appropriately named in honor of Bob Wills.
    We cut a few records but they never made the big time although "The Medic" was the most popular requested song in the Saigon area at that time. It went like this:

    A young G.I. soldier on leave in Saigon
    Was stopped by two MP’s, they said pardon young man
    There’s blood on you cap
    There’s blood on your sleeve,
    And we may have to cancel your seven-day leave.

    The young G.I. said, Sir, now don’t take me wrong
    For I’ve just returned from a place call Khe-sahn
    Where the hardships are many and the comforts are few
    And brave men are dying for me and for you.

    Don’t have much money ‘cause I don’t draw much pay
    Just came into town to spend a few days.
    Won’t bother your women or drink up your wine
    Just goin’ to write a few letters for a friend of mine

    Ya see, last week my best buddy got shot in the chest
    And, as I held him he told me with his last dying breath
    Please write to my mother
    Please write to my girl
    And tell them I loved them as I left this world.

    He left those two MP’s with tears in their eyes
    Stayed there three days and went back to his guys.
    For he was a medic and his future was made
    The dying and wounded would need his first aid.

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  2. Correction: Our band was called "The Southern Playboys"

    and this verse should be changed to:

    Don’t have much money ‘cause I don’t draw much pay
    Just came into town to spend a few days.
    Won’t bother your women or drink up your wine
    Just goin’ to write a few letters for some friend of mine

    ('some' replaces 'a'

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