Mary Celestia Parler
Composed and recited by
April 15, 1954
Reel 19 8 Item 1
War in Korea
From what I can hear and what I can see,
We're right on the edge of World War III.
Our mothers in America are praying with all their might
For their sons that's in Korea fighting day and night.
Wet, cold, and hungry, they are fighting to and fro,
Over hills and valleys that are covered deep with snow.
It takes a boy with courage and one that's very bold
To leave his home and feather-bed for a foxhole wet and cold.
They're fighting on the highways,they're fighting on the
If the news reporter tells the truth, they're fighting/lines
/ all the time.
They are fighting for democracy so our country will be free,
While the Red Chinese are trying hard to drive them in the sea
There's one thing looks a little bad, they're fighting two to
But our boys from Americy had ruther fight than run.
Hand to hand they're fighting as they march from town to town,
They will either gain the vic'try or every man go down.
But their parents will be wearied when they hear the news so plain,
So many of their loved ones they may never see again.
We pray that the war get over so the fighting then will cease,
And all the boys can come back home and live and die in peace.
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