Who Sang Ballad of the Green Beret? Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton For God and Country cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2003-11-11
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
length: 5:13
producer: Dolly Parton, Kent Wells and Tony Smith
Fighting soldiers from the sky
Fearless men who jump and die
Men who mean just what they say
The brave men of the Green Beret.

Chorus:
Silver wings upon their chest
These are men, America's best
One hundred men we'll test today
But only three win the Green Beret.

Trained to live, off nature's land
Trained in combat, hand to hand
Men who fight by night and day
Courage deep from the Green Beret.

Chorus:
Silver wings upon their chest
These are men, America's best
One hundred men we'll test today
But only three win the Green Beret.

Delta Force and CIA
Marines and SOCOM clear the way
Covert missions now in play
Special OPS like the Green Beret.

Chorus:
Silver wings upon their chest
These are men, America's best
One hundred men we'll test today
But only three win the Green Beret.

While back at home a young wife waits
Her Green Beret has met his fate
He has died for those oppressed
Leaving her this last request.

Put silver wings on my son's chest
Make him one of America's best
He'll be a man they'll test one day
So have him win the Green Beret
Have him win the Green Beret.

Chorus:
Silver wings upon their chest
These are men, America's best
One hundred men we'll test today
But only three win the Green Beret...

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 The Lord Is My Shepherd
  • 2 The Star Spangled Banner
  • 3 God Bless the USA
  • 4 Light of a Clear Blue Morning
  • 5 When Johnny Comes Marching Home
  • 6 Welcome Home
  • 7 Gee, Ma, I Wanna Go Home
  • 8 Whispering Hope
  • 9 There Will Be Peace in the Valley for Me
  • 10 Red, White and Bluegrass
  • 11 My Country ’tis of Thee
  • 12 I’m Gonna Miss You
  • 13 Go to Hell
  • 14 Ballad of the Green Beret
  • 15 Brave Little Soldier
  • 16 Tie a Yellow Ribbon
  • 17 Color Me America
  • 18 The Glory Forever