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Ballad of the
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Words to the Ballad of the Green Berets

In 1966 Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler recorded a song entitled "Ballad of the Green Berets".  Released during the Vietnam War it quickly rose to number one status on the charts.  Below are the words to the song.

Fighting soldiers from the sky
Fearless men who jump and die
Men who mean just what they say
The brave men of the Green Beret

Silver wings upon their chest
These are men, America's best
One hundred men will test today
But only three win the Green Beret

Trained to live off nature's land
Trained in combat, hand-to-hand
Men who fight by night and day
Courage peak from the Green Berets

Silver wings upon their chest
These are men, America's best
One hundred men will test today
But only three win the Green Beret

Back at home a young wife waits
Her Green Beret has met his fate
He has died for those oppressed
Leaving her his last request

Put silver wings on my son's chest
Make him one of America's best
He'll be a man they'll test one day
Have him win the Green Beret

 


Information about the Ballad of the Green Berets

The song was wrote by SSG Barry Sadler and Robin Moore.  Sadler was recuperating from wounds received in the Vietnam War.  Robin Moore, an author, also wrote the book entitled "The Green Berets".  More information about the Ballad of the Green Berets can be found on the WikipediA website here.


The Ballad of the Green Beret

 


Videos - Ballad of the Green Berets

Ballad of the Green Beret. Video of Barry Sadler singing.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5WJJVSE_BE

The Ballad of the Green Beret. Unknown chorus.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2JZqzQ0ePg

The Ballad of the Green Beret. Dolly Parton.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7-pnAPcSN4

 

 


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