Paul, the only version I know, of the Ballad of the Green Berets, is the Service rivaly version... (removed) Sang it for years as a running cadence in the Marines, still sing it all the time. No offence to any in the Army...
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Re: OT: Songs on the Mind#47192 01/12/0503:11 AM01/12/0503:11 AM
Paul, Slightly off topic, but I used to work with a Line Mechanic that used to whistle all the time out on jobs. Being an older guy he used to whistle some quite decent tunes. But, if you were really unlucky and worked with him on a bad day, he'd whistle the same song over and over and it would nearly drive you insane, especially if you were in the same Bucket as him for 8 hours. We were doing a Live Glove and Barrier job one day and were due to make some live connections and the whistling was going on. I reached around and grabbed one of the blanket clips and shoved it on his lips!. Sure, I killed the music, but I hate distractions when I'm trying to concentrate. Other side of the coin, I've never been able to sing, without scaring nearby animals and children. I keep the music in my head, it plays continuously.
Re: OT: Songs on the Mind#47193 01/12/0510:42 AM01/12/0510:42 AM
I have an original RCA-Victor 45 of it as well. I've just done a Google search on Sgt. Barry Sadler, and what do you know? The first site I came to actually has the recording online! Turn on your sound and give it a little while to download: http://www.brownielocks.com/balladofthegreenberetsWAVE.html
If I'm singing,it's usually an Old Country song. Usually something Hank Sr. sang.
Ah, I'm with you on that Russell. I love the old-style country.