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It Makes A Fellow Proud To Be A Soldier


Tom Lehrer

жанры: piano
альбомы: Songs & More Songs by Tom Lehrer, An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer
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I have only comparatively recently emerged from the united states army so that I am now of course in the radio-active reserve and, the usual jokes about the army aside, one of the many fine things one
has to admit is the way that the army has carried the american democratic ideal to it's logical conclusion in the sense that not only do they prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, creed and colour, but also on the grounds of ability. Be that as it may some of you may recall the publicity a few years ago attendant on the army's search for an official army song to be the counterpart of the Navy's "anchors away" and the airforce's "up in the air junior birdman" and so on. I was in basic training at the time and I recall our platoon sergeant, who was an unfrocked marine.Actually, the change of service had come as quite a blow to him because it meant that he had to memorize a new serial number which took up most of his time. at any rate I recall this sergeant's
informing me and my "room-mates" of this rather deplorable fact that the army didn't have any official, excuse me, didn't have no official song and suggested that we work on this in our copious free time. well, I submitted the following song which is called it makes a fellow proud to be a soldier which, I think, demonstrates the proper spirit you'll agree. however, the fact that it did win the contest, I can ascribe only to blatant favouritism on the part of the judges.The heart of every man in our platoon must swell with pride,
For the nation's youth, the cream of which is marching at his side.
For the fascinating rules and regulations that we share,
And the quaint and curious costumes that we're called upon to wear.Now Al joined up to do his part defending you and me.
He wants to fight and bleed and kill and die for liberty.
With the hell of war he's come to grips,
Policing up the filter tips,
It makes a fella proud to be a soldier!When Pete was only in the seventh grade, he stabbed a cop.
He's real R.A. material and he was glad to swap
His switchblade and his old zip gun
For a bayonet and a new m-1.
It makes a fella proud to be a soldier!After Johnny got through basic training, he
Was a soldier through and through when he was done.
It's effects were so well rooted,
That the next day he saluted
A good humour man, an usher, and a nun.Now Fred's an intellectual, brings a book to every meal.
He likes the deep philosophers, like Norman Vincent Peale.
He thinks the army's just the thing,
Because he finds it broadening.
It makes a fella proud to be a soldier!Now Ed flunked out of second grade, and never finished school.
He doesn't know a shelter half from an entrenching tool.
But he's going to be a big success.
He heads his class at O.C.S.
It makes a fella proud to be a soldier!Our old mess sergeant's taste buds had been shot off in the war.
But his savoury collations add to our esprit de corps.
To think of all the marvellous ways
They're using plastics nowadays.
It makes a fella proud to be a soldier!Our lieutenant is the up-and-coming type.
Played with soldiers as a boy you just can bet.
It is written in the stars
He will get his captain's bars,
But he hasn't got enough box tops yet.Our captain has a handicap to cope with, sad to tell.
He's from Georgia, and he doesn't speak the language very well.
He used to be, so rumour has, the dean of men at Alcatraz.
It makes a fella proud to be,
When as a kid I vowed to be,
What luck to be allowed to be
A soldier. (at ease!)
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Это интересно:Том Лерер (Thomas Andrew Lehrer) — американский композитор и певец, сатирик и математик. Родился 9 апреля 1928 в Нью-Йорке. Несмотря на то, что он написал всего около 50 произведений, его вклад в культуру США считается достаточно большим. Тексты песен часто имеют отношение к науке, в особенности к математике, но также к химии и физике. В частности, в репертуаре Тома Лерера есть песенная интерпретация... продолжение
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