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NAFP_supah
09-30-2006, 02:12 PM
Hi!

I was toying with this for a while, to have a thread about songs that have some relevance to ww2 or war in general. Anything goes as long as it is not overly hurtfull towards specific groups of people. Here is one I discovered on a old Bob Dylan record I had. "The balad of Ira Hayes" Ira Hayes was a Pima indian who became a marine. He was one of the men on the famous photo on Iwo Jima Hill raising the US flag. Post war he was treated as a hero but apparently the only way to show gratitude some poeple have for heroes was to buy him a drink and Ira become a hopeless alcoholic. Anyway, here is the lyrics. Hope you guys have more songs to post.



Call him drunken Ira Hayes
He won't answer anymore
Not the whiskey drinkin' Indian
Nor the Marine that went to war

Gather round me people there's a story I would tell
About a brave young Indian you should remember well
From the land of the Pima Indian
A proud and noble band
Who farmed the Phoenix valley in Arizona land

Down the ditches for a thousand years
The water grew Ira's peoples' crops
'Till the white man stole the water rights
And the sparklin' water stopped

Now Ira's folks were hungry
And their land grew crops of weeds
When war came, Ira volunteered
And forgot the white man's greed

CHORUS:
Call him drunken Ira Hayes
He won't answer anymore
Not the whiskey drinkin' Indian
Nor the Marine that went to war


There they battled up Iwo Jima's hill,
Two hundred and fifty men
But only twenty-seven lived to walk back down again

And when the fight was over
And when Old Glory raised
Among the men who held it high
Was the Indian, Ira Hayes

CHORUS:
Call him drunken Ira Hayes
He won't answer anymore
Not the whiskey drinkin' Indian
Nor the Marine that went to war

Ira returned a hero
Celebrated through the land
He was wined and speeched and honored; Everybody shook his hand

But he was just a Pima Indian
No water, no crops, no chance
At home nobody cared what Ira'd done
And when did the Indians dance

CHORUS:
Call him drunken Ira Hayes
He won't answer anymore
Not the whiskey drinkin' Indian
Nor the Marine that went to war

Then Ira started drinkin' hard;
Jail was often his home
They'd let him raise the flag and lower it
like you'd throw a dog a bone!

He died drunk one mornin'
Alone in the land he fought to save
Two inches of water in a lonely ditch
Was a grave for Ira Hayes

CHORUS:
Call him drunken Ira Hayes
He won't answer anymore
Not the whiskey drinkin' Indian
Nor the Marine that went to war

Yeah, call him drunken Ira Hayes
But his land is just as dry
And his ghost is lyin' thirsty
In the ditch where Ira died

NAFP_supah
09-30-2006, 02:12 PM
Hi!

I was toying with this for a while, to have a thread about songs that have some relevance to ww2 or war in general. Anything goes as long as it is not overly hurtfull towards specific groups of people. Here is one I discovered on a old Bob Dylan record I had. "The balad of Ira Hayes" Ira Hayes was a Pima indian who became a marine. He was one of the men on the famous photo on Iwo Jima Hill raising the US flag. Post war he was treated as a hero but apparently the only way to show gratitude some poeple have for heroes was to buy him a drink and Ira become a hopeless alcoholic. Anyway, here is the lyrics. Hope you guys have more songs to post.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">
Call him drunken Ira Hayes
He won't answer anymore
Not the whiskey drinkin' Indian
Nor the Marine that went to war

Gather round me people there's a story I would tell
About a brave young Indian you should remember well
From the land of the Pima Indian
A proud and noble band
Who farmed the Phoenix valley in Arizona land

Down the ditches for a thousand years
The water grew Ira's peoples' crops
'Till the white man stole the water rights
And the sparklin' water stopped

Now Ira's folks were hungry
And their land grew crops of weeds
When war came, Ira volunteered
And forgot the white man's greed

CHORUS:
Call him drunken Ira Hayes
He won't answer anymore
Not the whiskey drinkin' Indian
Nor the Marine that went to war


There they battled up Iwo Jima's hill,
Two hundred and fifty men
But only twenty-seven lived to walk back down again

And when the fight was over
And when Old Glory raised
Among the men who held it high
Was the Indian, Ira Hayes

CHORUS:
Call him drunken Ira Hayes
He won't answer anymore
Not the whiskey drinkin' Indian
Nor the Marine that went to war

Ira returned a hero
Celebrated through the land
He was wined and speeched and honored; Everybody shook his hand

But he was just a Pima Indian
No water, no crops, no chance
At home nobody cared what Ira'd done
And when did the Indians dance

CHORUS:
Call him drunken Ira Hayes
He won't answer anymore
Not the whiskey drinkin' Indian
Nor the Marine that went to war

Then Ira started drinkin' hard;
Jail was often his home
They'd let him raise the flag and lower it
like you'd throw a dog a bone!

He died drunk one mornin'
Alone in the land he fought to save
Two inches of water in a lonely ditch
Was a grave for Ira Hayes

CHORUS:
Call him drunken Ira Hayes
He won't answer anymore
Not the whiskey drinkin' Indian
Nor the Marine that went to war

Yeah, call him drunken Ira Hayes
But his land is just as dry
And his ghost is lyin' thirsty
In the ditch where Ira died
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

carguy_
09-30-2006, 02:25 PM
Sry for little OT but maybe you guys know the favorite songs played in WWII?

I mean all those which calmed those soldiers/pilots/seamen hours before going tino combat.

As an example the melody which is played in "Memphis Bell" on the radio just before the first LW attack.Didn`t quite catch the name of that melody....

...or maybe sum1 knows the music heard by crews of Uboats,destroyers,cruisers,stuff like that...

NAFP_supah
09-30-2006, 02:27 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by carguy_:
Sry for little OT but maybe you guys know the favorite songs played in WWII?

I mean all those which calmed those soldiers/pilots/seamen hours before going tino combat.

As an example the melody which is played in "Memphis Bell" on the radio just before the first LW attack.Didn`t quite catch the name of that melody....

...or maybe sum1 knows the music heard by crews of Uboats,destroyers,cruisers,stuff like that... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Marlene Dittrich? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif There was this english lady who I saw some beautifull footage of sometime back with her on the white cliffs of dover looking up at a spitfire doing aerobatics. I believe she was a "dame" but I forget her name sadly http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif "We'll meet again" I believe the song was.

fighter_966
10-01-2006, 07:19 AM
Lili Marlene was a hit in both sides of the front.. We"ll meet again was English song...Actually allied commanders tried to ban to listen Lili marlene http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif but troops in Africa liked it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Doolittle81
10-01-2006, 12:08 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by NAFP_supah:
...
There was this english lady who I saw some beautifull footage of sometime back with her on the white cliffs of dover looking up at a spitfire doing aerobatics. I believe she was a "dame" but I forget her name sadly http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif "We'll meet again" I believe the song was. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That would be Vera Lynn:
"We'll Meet Again" (http://members.cox.net/doolittle80/VeraLynnWellMeetAgain.wav)

Doolittle81
10-01-2006, 01:31 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by NAFP_supah:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by carguy_:
...
As an example the melody which is played in "Memphis Bell" on the radio just before the first LW attack.Didn`t quite catch the name of that melody....
... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Marlene Dittrich? ... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Lili marlene by Marlene Dietrich (http://members.cox.net/doolittle80/Marlene%20DietrichLili%20Marlene.mp3)

Doolittle81
10-01-2006, 01:35 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by carguy_:
....

...or maybe sum1 knows the music heard by crews of Uboats,destroyers,cruisers,stuff like that... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Tipperary (http://members.cox.net/doolittle80/its%20a%20long%20way%20to%20tipperary.mp3)

BrewsterPilot
10-01-2006, 01:36 PM
My favorite?

"Panzern rollen" (or something like that) by the Wehrmacht. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

It pwns all "modern" music... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

BrewsterPilot
10-01-2006, 01:44 PM
No offence, but that's just about the worst Tipperary version I've ever heard. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

The "real" Tipperary! (http://brewsterpilot.googlepages.com/ItsALongWayToTipperary.mp3)

Panzer Rollen! (http://brewsterpilot.googlepages.com/PanzerrolleninAfrikavor-rkm.mp3)

J'attendrai by Rina Ketty, one of my favorites too! (http://brewsterpilot.googlepages.com/jattendr.mp3)