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Colonel Nighn We were drinking beer in Frisco, And having lots of fun, When the war broke out in I Corps, And I grabbed my pack and gun, Now I'm fighting for that bastard Colonel Nighn. Chorus: Colonel Nighn, Colonel Nighn, Now I'm fighting for that bastard Colonel Nighn. We landed in Batanga, It wasn't very nice. We didn't come to I Corps, To eat your fucking rice. Chorus Oh, Co Van, why are you running? Are you afraid to die? The reason I am running, Is that Co Vans cannot fly. Chorus There were mortars in the compound And sappers in the wire. But we didn't give a fuck, 'Cause we were too Goddamned tired. Chorus We were putting in some VNAF, And laughing at the show, When Charlie popped a mortar, And Paddy didn't know. Chorus On an operation, Near the Laotian border, Just eating rice and Nuoc Mam, Waiting for an order. Chorus working as a Co Van, I'm earning me a mint, 'Cause all my X-ray wants, Is Seikos and cement. Chorus Building a new compound, We're even planting grass, But if you think I'll mow it, You can kiss my fucking ass! Chorus Surrounded out at Kam Duc, Can't last another day, When one-eight says to me, "Don't let 'em get away!" Chorus From The Longest Year, Bowen and Fish tune: Battleship of Maine RG
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