Saturday, March 10, 2018

The Ballad of the 103rd MI

Hello my sweet mama. Just thought that I'd write you
And tell you 'bout this place where I am.
It's called the 103rd MI...Mechanized Infantry...the 103rd MI
No it's not very good. No,no,no,no. It's not very good...to me.

We have lots of parties.
Not good for your soul
But it's hard for a man to feel like a man
With his head in a toilet bowl.

We spend our days in the motor pool
And our nights at the bar.
It's really not bad to be in this place
If you're not sure just where you are.

We're in the 103rd MI.Mechanized Infantry...the 103rd MI
No it's not very good. No,no,no,no. It's not very good...to me.

I tell you this sincere.
We're drinkin' lots of beer
Our minds are wrought with fear
And Audie Murphy was a queer.

We got us a daddy.
Colonel Hardy's his name
Wakin' us up at four in the mornings
Just one of the games he plays.

Audie Murphy I read your book
One night in the sack.
I'm positive that you made it to Hell
And I pray that you don't come back.

To the 103rd MI...Mechanized Infantry...the 103rd MI
No it's not very good. No,no,no,no. It's not very good...to me.

I tell you this sincere.
We're drinkin' lots of beer
Our minds are wrought with fear
And Audie Murphy was a queer.

One...last...time...the 103rd MI...Mechanized Infantry...the 103rd MI
No it's not very good. No,no,no,no. It's not very good...to me.






2 comments:

  1. Now that's a damn good memory! I always liked that song, except the part about Audie Murphy. I admired Audie Murphy and didn't understand his beef with him.

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  2. No beef with Audie... I truly admired the most decorated soldier that ever lived. I even liked him in the movie. Just was trying to get under the skin of a company commander that was using him to "inspire" us to be better soldiers. It worked...

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