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Posted by Hal Neumann (+9781) 15 years ago
Jeez . . . once in a while I run across something that penetrates even my thick skull. . . .

This loads a bit slow - but patience is a virtue (or so I'm told) - this is worth waiting a few seconds for.

"Before You Go"
http://www.managedmusic.com/launch.html
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Posted by gypsykim (+1562) 15 years ago
Wow--definitely worth the download time. I'm wiping a tear.
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Posted by AJS (+214) 15 years ago
Well worth it. Please take the time for download.
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Posted by Bob Zadow (+80) 15 years ago
for those of you who are musicians or just supporters of the Greatest Generation, these lyrics in a printable form are available at www.gulfwarvets.com

Wonderful way to celebrate our WWII vets who are passing in great numbers every day.

Bob Zadow

P.S. contrary to rumors, the demise of the Sagegrass Ramblers is untrue. Look for the New Sagegrass Ramblers this summer. Hope we can do the song.

Before You Go Lyrics by Sam Bierstock, Music by John Melnick

Quietly, you've all turned gray
You did your job - you saved our way
Our life and freedom you preserved
We've thanked you less than you've deserved

You never boasted, bragged, or asked
For adulation for your past
You did the job you knew was right
And quietly, you cry at night.

For bodies maimed and comrades lost
For sights beyond our furthest thoughts
For what you've lived and felt and seen
For what the cost of freedom means

You leave us blessed with every breath
That cost you arms and legs and death
You won the worst and greatest war
We owe you more, we owe you more

Thank you for your wondrous feats
For open speech and quiet streets
For worship as we choose to pray
For preservation of our way

Before you go, we need to show
That in your silence we still know
What you accomplished and what you did
For who we are and how we live

So go with love from wives and sons
And daughters - for a job well done
From kids who've never seen a tank
We give you thanks, we give you thanks

Thank you for your wondrous feats
For open speech and quiet streets
For worship as we choose to pray
For preservation of our way

For homes and jobs and baseball games
For many colors many names
You saved our lives and we're still free
From shining sea to shining sea


Thank you
Thank you, go in peace. . .

Don't know if this violates any copyright laws. use it for educational purposes.

[This message has been edited by Bob Zadow (edited 6/1/2006).]

[This message has been edited by Bob Zadow (edited 6/1/2006).]
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Posted by Kacey (+3153) 15 years ago
What a beautiful tribute. Just don't forget that we still have some of those veterans among us. Go find them and tell them thank you in person! A little time spent is worth more than gold to them. The stories they can tell are beyond words.
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