The Ballad of the Green Berets – SSgt Barry Sadler  Lyrics

September 3, 2008

The Ballad of the Green BeretsAlbum: Ballads of the Green Berets
Genre: Ballad, Patriotic
Released: 1966
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It is a patriotic ballad song related to the special force in the U.S. Army called Green Berets. The song became a hit that it was number on Billboard Chart during five weeks. Ballad of the Green Berets was created in times of Vietnam War, and it was a way to stimulate to all soldiers. Barry Sadler was a musician who served as medic during this war.

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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

Silver wings upon their chest
These are men, America’s best
One hundred men will test today
But only three win the green beret

Trained to live off nature’s land
Trained in combat, hand-to-hand
Men who fight by night and day
Courage peak from the green berets

Silver wings upon their chest
These are men, America’s best
One hundred men will test today
But only three win 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 his last request
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.