Lyndon Johnson Told the Nation Song Lyrics

Tom Paxton

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I got a letter from L.B.J
It said, "This is your lucky day"
It's time to put your khaki trousers on
Though it may seem very queer
We've got no jobs to give you here
So we are sending you to Vietnam

Lyndon Johnson told the nation
Have no fear of escalation
I am trying everyone to please
Though it isn't really war
We're sending fifty thousand more
To help save Vietnam from the Vietnamese

I jumped off the old troop ship

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Ain't That News
  • 2 The Willing Conscript
  • 3 Lyndon Johnson Told the Nation
  • 4 Hold on to Me Babe
  • 5 The Name of the Game Is Stud
  • 6 Bottle of Wine
  • 7 The Natural Girl for Me
  • 8 Goodman, Schwerner and Chaney
  • 9 We Didn't Know
  • 10 Buy a Gun for Your Son
  • 11 Every Time
  • 12 Georgie on the Freeways
  • 13 Sully's Pail
  • 14 I'm the Man That Built the Bridges


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Thomas R Paxton, Tom Paxton
    album: Track 3 in album Ain't That News
    release date: 1965
    popularity : 46 users have visited this page.
    genres: Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk

    Album Information

    label: Elektra
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin