Bringing Johnny Home (Joe Babcock) Oh! the thousandth boy has fallen Johnny Hewlett was his name Now his country was not perfect Oh! but he loved it just the same Now we'll all go out to meet him He's a hero in our town But he had to die to prove it to The folks that held him down. cho: (Oh! they're bringing Johnny home today He'll be laid away to rest) With a flag across his coffin And a medal on his chest (He's going back to fields of cotton Though he tried to get away) Oh! but we feel a little different Bringing Johnny home today. He left to see the world And get away from this old town Guess he thought the color of his skin Just sorta held him down He went into the Army Yes, they said they'd take him in But that Viet Cong bullet did not mind The color of his skin. Recorded by Freddie Hart GG Apr98
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