Vietnam Blues Lyrics

Dave Dudley

publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Kristoffer Kristofferson
album: Track in album Singer / Songwriter
release date: 1991-10-8
popularity : 47 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 2:42

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Dave Dudley Singer / Songwriter cover art
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I was out on the leave at the time just duckin' the fog nosin' around like a hungry dog
In that crazy place called Washington DC
I saw a crowd of people on the White House lawn all carrying signes about VietNam
So I went over to see what was goin' on
It was a strange looking bunch but then I never could understand some people
Oh a fellow came to me with a list in his hand he said we're gatherin' names to send
The telegram of sympathy then he handed me a pen
I said I reckon this is goin' to kids and wives
My friends over there who're givin' their lives
He said ah ah buddy this is goin' to Ho-Chi-Min
I said Ho-Chi who he said Ho-Chi-Min people's leader North VietNam
Oh I wasn't really sure I was hearin' him right
I though I'd better move before I got in a fight
Cause my ears were hurtin' and my ball started hit my lick
Then I thought of another telegram that I've just read
Tellin' my buddy's wife that her husband was dead
It wasn't too long till I was feelin' downright sick
Another held the sign that said we won't fight
I thought to myself boy ain't that right
To leave a lot of our soldiers die instead
I said it's a shame that every man who ever died up there that far off land
Was dyin' for that you wouldn't have to wake up dead
Course he looked at me like I was kinda crazy just another warmonger
Oh I left that place and I went downtown and hit first bar that I'd found
To cool myself off and pacify my brain
You see I was on orders to VietNam little old place just north to Saigon
Had about an hour to catch myself a plane
So all I mean to say is I don't like dyin' either but man I ain't gonna crawl

Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Jody and the Kid
  • 2 From the Bottle to the Bottom
  • 3 Me and Bobby McGee
  • 4 Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down
  • 5 The Taker
  • 6 For the Good Times
  • 7 Help Me Through the Night
  • 8 Once More With Feeling
  • 9 Come Sundown
  • 10 I'd Rather Be Sorry (feat. Rita Coolidge)
  • 11 Nobody Wins
  • 12 Stranger
  • 13 Loving Her Was Easier
  • 14 If You Don't Like Hawk Williams
  • 15 Josie
  • 16 Why Me
  • 17 They Killed Him (feat. Memphis Tennessee Police Choir)
    CD 2
  • 1 Vietnam Blues
  • 2 Jody and the Kid
  • 3 From the Bottle of the Bottom
  • 4 Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down
  • 5 Me and Bobby Mcgee
  • 6 The Taker
  • 7 For the Good Times
  • 8 Help Me Make It Through the Night
  • 9 Once More With Feeling
  • 10 Come Sundown
  • 11 I'd Rather Be Sorry
  • 12 Nobody Wins
  • 13 Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends
  • 14 Stranger
  • 15 Help Me Make It Through the Night
  • 16 Lovin' Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)
  • 17 If You Don't Like Hawk Williams
  • 18 Me and Bobby Mcgee
  • 19 The Killed Him