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To: Steve Newton

This one is ceremonial more than everyday and is played in the museum at Bragg (or was). I did hear this on the streets though. Somehow I imagine newer members just to teach and "shake" them.

Is everybody happy
Said the sergeant looking up
Our hero feebly answered "Yes"
And then they hooked him up,
He jumped into the slipstream,
And he twisted twenty times,
And he ain't going to jump no more.
Chorus:
|: Glory glory what a hell of a way to die,
Glory glory what a hell of a way to die,
And he ain't going to jump no more.
2. He counted loud, he counted long
And waited for the shock
He felt the wind, he felt the air,
He felt that awful drop,
He pulled his lines, the silk came down
And wrapped around his legs
And he ain't going to jump no more.
Chorus:

3. The days he lived and loved and laughed
Kept running through his mind
He thought about the medics
And wondered what they would find,
He thought about the girl back home,
The one he left behind.
And he ain't going to jump no more.
Chorus:

4. The lines all wrapped around his neck,
The D rings broke his dome,
His lift webs wrapped themselves
In knots around each skinny bone,
His canopy became his shroud
As he hurtled to the ground ,
And he ain't going to jump no more.
Chorus:
5. The ambulance was on the spot,
The jeeps were running wild,
The medics, they clapped their hands
And rolled their sleeves and smiled,
For it had been a week or more,
Since last a chute had failed,
And he ain't going to jump no more.
Chorus:

6. He hit the ground, the sound was "splat",
The blood went spurting high,
His pals were heard to say
Oh what a lovely way to die,
They rolled him up still in his chute,
And poured him from his boots,
And he ain't going to jump no more.
Chorus:

7. There was blood upon his lift webs,
There was blood upon his chute,
Blood that came a trickling
From his paratrooper boots,
And there he lay like jelly
In the welter of his gore,
And he ain't going to jump no more.


17 posted on 09/22/2005 2:32:56 PM PDT by doodad
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To: doodad

Very very nice

Thank you

I may have to make a "Jodie" site

Steve


18 posted on 09/22/2005 2:35:40 PM PDT by Steve Newton
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To: doodad

The British had marching songs in WW I. but not like Jodys,
one I remember reading that they were particularly fond of
singing was,

"Do your balls hang low,
do they dangle to and fro,
can you catch them in a mangle
do your balls hang low..."

The also liked,

"John Brown's baby has a pimple on it's bum..."


25 posted on 09/22/2005 2:47:21 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: doodad

It's called "Blood Upon The Risers". And it is sung to the tune of the Battle Hymn of the Republic.

AIRBORNE.!!!


44 posted on 09/22/2005 3:56:17 PM PDT by Pompah
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