I Don't Wanna Be a Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die Lyrics

John Lennon


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: John Lennon
album: Track 5 in album Imagine
release date: 1971-9-9
popularity : 111 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Ballad/Classic Rock
length: 6:06
producer: Yoko Ono, Phil Spector and John Lennon
drums: Jim Keltner
piano: Nicky Hopkins
bass: Klaus Voormann
guitar: John Lennon
acoustic guitar: Tom Evans and Joey Molland
saxophone: King Curtis
slide guitar: George Harrison
maracas: Steve Brendell
tambourine: Mike Pinder
composer: John Lennon
lyricist: John Lennon

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Well, I don't wanna be a soldier mama, I don't wanna die
Well, I don't wanna be a sailor mama, I don't wanna fly
Well, I don't wanna be a failure mama, I don't wanna cry
Well, I don't wanna be a soldier mama, I don't wanna die
Oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no

Well, I don't wanna be a rich man mama, I don't wanna cry
Well, I don't wanna be a poor man mama, I don't wanna fly
Well, I don't wanna be a lawyer mama, I don't wanna lie
Well, I don't wanna be a soldier mama, I don't wanna die
Oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no, hey!

Well, I don't wanna be a soldier mama, I don't wanna die
Well, I don't wanna be a thief now mama, I don't wanna fly
Well, I don't wanna be a churchman mama, I don't wanna cry
Well, I don't wanna be a soldier mama, I don't wanna die
Oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no, hey!

Oh well, I don't wanna be a soldier mama, I don't wanna die
Well, I don't wanna be a sailor mama, I don't wanna fly
Well, I don't wanna be a failure mama, I don't wanna cry
Well, I don't wanna be a soldier mama, I don't wanna die
Oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Imagine
  • 2 Crippled Inside
  • 3 Jealous Guy
  • 4 It's So Hard
  • 5 I Don't Wanna Be a Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die
  • 6 Gimme Some Truth
  • 7 Oh My Love
  • 8 How Do You Sleep?
  • 9 How?
  • 10 Oh Yoko!