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Rodger Young Lyrics

Artist: Jim Reeves
Album: Tall Tales And Short Tempers

On July 31st 1943 a bloody round in the battle for the Solomon Islands
Was being fought in the tangled jungle of the island of New Georgia
This is the story of one of the young men who fought and died there
This song is respectfully dedicated to those heroic infantrymen
Who like Rodger Young have sacrificed their lives
That their nation might remain forever free

Caught in ambush lay a company of riflemen
Just grenades against machine guns in the gloom
Caught in ambush till this one of twenty riflemen
Volunteered volunteered to meet his doom
Volunteered Rodger Young fought and died for the men he marched among
In the everlasting courage of the infantry was the courage of Private Rodger Young
On the island of New Georgia in the Solomons
Stands a simple wooden cross alone to tell
That beneath the silent coral of the Solomons
Sleeps a man sleeps a man remembered well
Sleeps a man Rodger Young fought and died for the men he marched among
In the everlasting glory of the infantry lives the story of Private Rodger Young
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