John Lennon - I Don't Wanna Be a Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die Lyrics

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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!


  • Credits
    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 : 660 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
    performer: New York Philharmonic and Plastic Ono Band
    bass: Klaus Voormann
    guitar: John Lennon
    acoustic guitar: Joey Molland and Tom Evans
    saxophone: King Curtis
    slide guitar: George Harrison
    maracas: Steve Brendell
    tambourine: Mike Pinder
    Album Information
    label: Apple Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin