**********
SHARE THIS/LINK TO THIS PAGE/ADD, ETC.
CLICK BELOW!
**********
Share
**********
 


  << Previous Topic | Next Topic >>~Return to Index~  

Carlson's Raiders Song

December 6 2002 at 7:53 PM
No score for this post

Dick G  (Login Dick Gaines)
Owner
from IP address 209.130.148.253

 
From :
"Richard Gaines" <gunnyg@hotmail.com>

To :
gunnyg@hotmail.com

Subject :
Carlson's Raiders Song

Date :
Wed, 15 Mar 2000 13:30:15 EST

<> Reply Reply All Forward Delete Printer Friendly Version

CARLSON's RAIDERS

In the memory of men, there were those who were brave.
And fought like the heroes of old
But none of the fame who carry the name
Of Carlson's Raiders so bold.

They were gathered from near and gathered from far
They were picked from the best in the land
A tough fighting crew that sailed the blue
Was Carlson's Raider Band

They carry machine guns like pistols they say
And a knife that was tempered in Hell
And the Raiders all claim no mortal by name
Could use them one quarter so well

They whisper of Raiders who gambled with death,
And fought like the demons of old
And those who were there are willing to swear
By Carlson's Raiders so bold

They will sing of the sailor and soldier, I know
And tell of the deeds that were done
But Carlson's Raiders will sing for themselves
And tell how the battle was won

So here's to the Raider who stands by his flag
Who offers his life for his land
Who marches to fame with pride in the name
Of Carlson's Raider Band



 
Scoring disabled. You must be logged in to score posts.Respond to this message   
AuthorReply

Dick G
(Login Dick Gaines)
Owner
209.130.148.253

Carlson's Raiders Ballad

No score for this post
December 6 2002, 7:55 PM 

Lyrics as printed in ANTI-FASCIST SONGS of the ALMANAC SINGERS (mimeographed songbook, c. 1942)

<bar.gif>
Come listen, friends, and I will tell a tale you'll like to hear
Of Colonel Evan Carlson, a man who knows no fear.
He's famous for his Raiders, the facts you all should know;
How he led a band of brave marines --- On the Road to Tokio.

When Carlson was a young man, he roamed the world around
And while in far-off China, a secret there he found
From the Chinese Eighth Route Army, he learned the word "Gung-ho"
And now this word is spoken on the Road to Tokio.

He helped the Eighth Route Soldiers and ministered to their needs
And wondred in amazement at the bravery of their deeds
Their courage it was unequaled, their watchword was "Gung-ho" As they fought the mad invaders, the hordes from Tokio.

The Secret of this Army's strength our hero soon did learn
He brought his knowledge home and caused the Brass Hats great concern
He praised the Eighth Route Army and he let the whole world know
They were China's bravest fighters in the War with Tokio

Soon the Brass Hats come to see the folly of their ways
They needed Colonel Carlson in those mad Pearl Harbor days
For the foe of the Eighth Route Army had become our country's foe
And they called on him to lead the way, on the Road to Tokio

A thousand men did Carlson choose and he picked them one by one
With the raid on Mokin (?) Island, their job it had begun
They killed 400 Japanese -- they struck a fearful blow
And the Raiders lost but thirty men, on the Road to Tokio

'Twas just before the break of dawn that they put their boats to sea
And rowed ashore in a roaring tide to meet the enemy
The landing was successful, indeed they saw no foe
Then all at once, hell broke loose on the Road to Tokio

Among the Raiders there was one from a famous family
It was young Colonel Roosevelt and greatly loved was he
Where fighting was the heaviest, that's where he chose to go
Though well he knew the dangers on the Road to Tokio

Now of the usual social rank, there wasn't any trace
You couldn't tell an officer unless you knew his face
They ate the same and they wore the same, for Carlson had it so
The officers fought beside their men, on the Road to Tokio

It's this they say of Carlson -- how he calmly strolled around
Smoked his pipe and snapped his galluses with bullets raining down
And shouted "Ahoy, you Raiders!" -- they answered back "Gung-ho!"
It became the Raiders watchword on the Road to Tokio

'Twas the seventeenth day of August in 1942
For forty hours the Raiders fought and saw the battle through
They left no Japanese alive -- they captured nary foe
They left those bastards bones to bleach, on the Road to Tokio

It's "Raiders, ahoy" -- "Hi, Raider", they go where the going's rough
Guadalcanal and Tarawa (?) -- wherever the fighting's tough
For each knows what he's fighting for, that's what he had to know
Or he wouldn't be with Carlson on the Road to Tokio

And now my song is ended for I've told you all I know
There isn't any secret to this thing they call "Gung-ho"
How to work and fight together -- that's what we've got to know
If we want to go with Carlson on the Road to Tokio

<notebar.gif>

 
Scoring disabled. You must be logged in to score posts.Respond to this message   

Dick G
(Login Dick Gaines)
Owner
209.130.218.184

One More....

No score for this post
December 7 2002, 8:36 AM 

From Les Groshong--Taraawa Talk Forum
*************************************

SONG OF THE MARINES
Thu Dec 5 17:42:54 2002
152.163.189.170

from EIGHTH MARINES SONGBOOK:

Over the sea let's go, men;
We're shoving right off, we're shoving right off again.
Nobody knows where or when;
We're shoving right off, we're shoving right off again.
It may be Shanghai; Farewell and Goodbye;
Sally and Sue don't be blue; we'll just be gone for
years and years and then;
We're shoving right off for home, shoving right off
for home again.

 
Scoring disabled. You must be logged in to score posts.Respond to this message   

Dick G
(Login Dick Gaines)
Owner
209.130.218.184

Gyrene Songbook

No score for this post
December 7 2002, 9:42 AM 


 
Scoring disabled. You must be logged in to score posts.Respond to this message   

Dick G
(Login Dick Gaines)
Owner
209.130.133.215

WW II Songs

No score for this post
December 9 2002, 9:57 AM 


 
Scoring disabled. You must be logged in to score posts.Respond to this message   

Dick G
(Login Dick Gaines)
Owner
209.130.133.215

Frankie G's Korean War Ballads

No score for this post
December 9 2002, 10:40 AM 


 
Scoring disabled. You must be logged in to score posts.Respond to this message   

Dick G
(Login Dick Gaines)
Owner
209.130.220.129

Song: My Marine ...by the women ofNew Zealand

No score for this post
January 9 2003, 5:17 PM 

From :
Groshonglr@aol.com

To :
GunnyG@hotmail.com

Subject :
My Marine

Date :
Thu, 9 Jan 2003 17:11:28 EST

Reply Reply All Forward Delete Printer Friendly Version


Dick, This may interest you. Les

Peter, This may be the only song ever written about U.S.Marines
by the women
of another country. New Zealand in this case. The title is "My
Marine", and
it is sung to the tune of "Tangerine".

My Marine
He is so very keen,
Makes my life seem as though I was in a dream.

My Marine
Comes from the U.S.A.
Has a love that is so strong in every way.

But it seems
He will soon be on his way
To an Island somewhere in the Philippines
Yes, he'll have those Japs on the run,
And as soon as this war is won
He'll come right back to me-
(You think so? - I wonder)
My Marine.

 
Scoring disabled. You must be logged in to score posts.Respond to this message   
 
  << Previous Topic | Next Topic >>~Return to Index~  
Find more forums on U.S. Marine CorpsCreate your own forum at Network54
 Copyright © 1999-2017 Network54. All rights reserved.   Terms of Use   Privacy Statement  
**********
SHARE THIS/LINK TO THIS PAGE/ADD, ETC.
CLICK BELOW!
**********
Share
**********

All Rights Reserved
Gunny G's Marines Sites & Forums
By
R.W. "Dick" Gaines
GySgt USMC (Ret.)
1952-72

eXTReMe Tracker >