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Bug-Out Ballad (Moving on)

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The Bug-Out Ballad (Moving on)

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The Bug-Out Ballad (Moving on)

Hear the patter of running feet
It's the old First Cav in full retreat
     They're moving on; they'll soon be gone
     They're haulin' ass, not savin' gas
     They'll soon be gone.

Over on that hill there's a Russian tank
A million Chinks are on my flank
     I'm movin' on, I'll soon be gone
     With my M-1 broke, it ain't no joke
     I'll soon be gone.

Million Chinks comin' through the pass
Playin' burp-gun boogie all over my ass
     I'm movin' on, I'll soon be gone
     With my M-1 broke, it ain't no joke
     I'll soon be gone.

Twenty thousand Chinks comin' through the pass
I'm tellin' you, baby, I'm haulin' ass
     I'm moving on; I'll soon be gone
     I'm haulin' ass, not savin' gas
     I'll soon be gone.

Standin' in a rice paddy up to my belly
From then on, they called me "Smelly"
     I'm moving on; I'll soon be gone
     I'm haulin' ass, not savin' gas
     I'll soon be gone.

Here's papa-san comin' down the track
Old A-frame strapped to his back
     He's moving on; he'll soon be gone
     he's haulin' ass, not savin' gas
     He'll soon be gone.

Here's mama-san comin' down the track
Titty hangin' out, baby on her back
     She's moving on; she'll soon be gone
     From her tits to her toes, she's damn near froze
     She'll soon be gone.

I sung this song for the very last time
Gonna get Korea off my mind
     I'm moving on; I'll soon be gone
     I done my time in the s*** and slime
     I'm movin' on.

From Ther Erotic Muse, Cray
Collected from Cray, 1953
 Note: a parody of a country classic by Hank Snow

In Vietnam, they sang:
The McNamara Line is a hundred miles long
Completely surrounded by Viet Cong
     I'm movin' on etc.
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