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"The Ballad of an Old Soldier" -Original Song by Luke Austin Daugherty (For WW2 Veterans)

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Published on May 9, 2013

"The Ballad of an Old Soldier" from the new CD "Half Life"
Music and lyrics by Luke Austin Daugherty
PLEASE SHARE!...and list soldiers that you know of in comments.
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Luke Austin Daugherty on vocals/guitar & Timothy Hof on percussion.
Performed/recorded 5/9/2013 at the Artsgarden in Indianapolis, IN.
Luke's website: http://www.lukeaustindaugherty.com

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Song Lyrics:

Ballad of an Old Soldier

v1. family reunion time once again- been going since I was a kid- I know the faces but, the names slip my mind- A gray-haired man caught my eye- I walked over to ask him why- he stood out from the ordinary man-and he said...

Ch. I'm just an old soldier, you might not understand- but from Normandy to Bataan- I've got memories chiseled deep in my heart- and I can never close my eyes without hearing the sound of mortars fly, while I'm fighting on a bloody battlefield- and I cry out to God above, for fallen soldiers that I love...they were heroes, but as for me...I'm just an old soldier

v2. I saw a man in a nursing home, sitting in his room all alone-just staring out at a cold winter day- I saw something in his eyes that made me stop and ask him why- he stood out from the ordinary man- then he said...

v3. I saw a man in a casket lie, his wife leaned down to kiss him bye-her tears falling softly on his chest- then she turned to face the crowd- she just wanted to say how proud, she was of the man she'd loved for all those years- then she said...

alt ch. He was just an old soldier you might not understand, but from Normandy to Bataan- he had memories chiseled deep in his heart- and he could never close his eyes without hearing the sound of mortars fly-while he was fighting on a bloody battlefield- and I would sometimes hear him cry, for soldiers fallen by his side- he called them heroes, but as for him...he was just an old soldier

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