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Ballad of the Green Berets

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Ballad of the Green Berets

Ballad of the Green Berets
(Barry Saddler)

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.

cho: Silver wings upon their chests,
     These are men, America's best.
     100 men we'll test today
     And only three win the Green Beret.

Trained to live off nature's land
Trained to combat hand to hand
Men who fight by night and day
Courage take from 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 this last request:

last cho:
     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.

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