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Theres a Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere

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There's a Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere

There's a Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere
(Paul Roberts and Shelby Darnell (Bob Miller))

There's a Star-Spangled Banner waving somewhere
In a distant land so many miles away.
Only Uncle Sam's great heroes get to go there
Where I wish that I could also live some day.
     I'd see Lincoln, Custer, Washington and Perry,
     And Nathan Hale and Colin Kelly, too.
     There's a Star-Spangled Banner waving somewhere,
     Waving o'er the land of heroes brave and true.

In this war with its mad schemes of destruction
Of our country fair and our sweet liberty,
By the mad dictators, leaders of corruption,
Can't the U. S. use a mountain boy like me?
     God gave me the right to be a free American,
     And for that precious right I'd gladly die.
     There's a Star-Spangled Banner waving somewhere,
     That is where I want to live when I die.

Though I realize I'm crippled, that is true, sir,
Please don't judge my courage by my twisted leg.
Let me show my Uncle Sam what I can do, sir,
Let me help to bring the Axis down a peg.
     If I do some great deed I will be a hero,
     And a hero brave is what I want to be.
     There's a Star-Spangled Banner waving somewhere,
     In that heaven there should be a place for me.
Lyrics as reprinted in Dorothy Horstman, Sing Your Heart Out, Country Boy, New
York, NY, 1976, p. 285-286
(c) 1942 by MCA Music, A division of MCA, Inc.

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