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  1. Smokey

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    Give Me Operations

    Author unknown, Air Force traditional

    CHORUS:
    Give me operations way out on some lonely atoll
    For I am too young to die; I just want to grow old

    Don't give me a P-38; the props, they counter-rotate
    She's smattered and smitten from Burma to Britain
    Don't give me a P-38

    CHORUS

    Don't give me a P-39; the engine is mounted behind
    She'll tumble and roll, and she'll bore a deep hole
    Don't give me a P-39

    CHORUS

    Don't give me a Peter-four-oh; it's a hell of an airplane, I know
    A ground-looping *******, you're bound to get plastered
    Don't give me a Peter-four-oh

    CHORUS

    Don't give me an old Thunderbolt; she gave many pilots a jolt
    It looks like a jug, and it flies like a tug
    Don't give me an old Thunderbolt

    CHORUS

    Don't give me a P-51; the airplane that's second to none
    She'll loop, roll and spin, but she'll auger you in
    Don't give me a P-51

    CHORUS

    Don't give me an F-82; that monster from out of the blue
    You won't understand just who's in command
    Don't give me an F-82

    CHORUS

    Don't five me an old Shooting Star; she goes, but not very far
    She'll rumble and spout, and will surely flame out
    Don't give me an old Shooting Star

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    There's a home for batchy airmen
    Down in sunny Sudan
    The airmen are all batchy and so's the bloody Old Man
    There's bags and bags of bullshit
    And saluting in the square
    And when you're not saluting
    You're up in the flaming air!

    Oh, we're leaving Khartoum
    By the light of the moon
    We're sailing by night and by day
    Oh, we can't stand the heat
    We've got nothing to eat
    We've thrown all our rations away!

    So - sail on, Somersetshire
    The skipper looks on her with pride
    He'd have a blue fit
    If he saw any ****
    On the side of the Somersetshire!

    This is my story, this is my song
    I've been in this air force too f**king long
    So God bless the Rodney, Revenge and Renown
    But we can't say the Hood 'cause the blighter's gone down!

    J**gered-I, whadya say?
    I'll f**k all the SPs that come down our way!
     
  3. FLYBOYJ

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    A Classic....

    After the turn of the century
    In the clear blue skies over Germany
    Came a roar and a thunder men had never heard
    Like the scream and the sound of a big war bird

    Up in the sky, a man in a plane
    Baron von Richthofen was his name
    Eighty men tried, and eighty men died
    Now they're buried together on the countryside

    Ten, twenty, thirty, forty, fifty or more
    The Bloody Red Baron was rollin' up the score
    Eighty men died tryin' to end that spree
    of the Bloody Red Baron of Germany

    In the nick of time, a hero arose
    A funny-looking dog with a big black nose
    He flew into the sky to seek revenge
    But the Baron shot him down - "Curses, foiled again!"

    Ten, twenty, thirty, forty, fifty or more
    The Bloody Red Baron was rollin' up the score
    Eighty men died tryin' to end that spree
    of the Bloody Red Baron of Germany

    Now, Snoopy had sworn that he'd get that man
    So he asked the Great Pumpkin for a new battle plan
    He challenged the German to a real dogfight
    While the Baron was laughing, he got him in his sight

    That Bloody Red Baron was in a fix
    He'd tried everything, but he'd run out of tricks
    Snoopy fired once, and he fired twice
    And that Bloody Red Baron went spinning out of sight

    Ten, twenty, thirty, forty, fifty or more
    The Bloody Red Baron was rollin' up the score
    Eighty men died tryin' to end that spree
    of the Bloody Red Baron of Germany

    Ten, twenty, thirty, forty, fifty or more
    The Bloody Red Baron was rollin' up the score
    Eighty men died tryin' to end that spree
    of the Bloody Red Baron of Germany
     
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    syscom3 Pacific Historian

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    Flyboyj, on Discovery Wings, they had a show on the F105.

    There was a song composed by the 'Thud pilots in the Vietnam war. Pretty sarcastic and funny.

    You ever hear it?

    I gave up a long time ago trying to find the lyrics.
     
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    That was the first piece of music I ever bought Joe:lol:
     
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    About the P-39

    Take the connecting rod out of my kidney,
    The piston from out of my brain,
    From the small of my back take the crankshaft,
    And assemble the engine again!
     
  7. FLYBOYJ

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    YEP!!! Great songs, I've been looking for them too!
     
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    Now I know were both old farts!!!! :lol:
     
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    That song was from 1967.

    Song was "Snoopy vs the Red Baron"

    By the unforgettable "The Royal Guardsman"
     
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    red river rats
    River Rats
    you'll find the link for their hymn
     
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    100 missions to be flown Mm Hmm Mm Hmm
    100 bridges to be blown Mm Hmm Mm Hmm

    I don't remember the rest of the words right off had, found this site Discovery Channel - Wings: F-105 Thunderchief (1999) TVRip rapidshare, torrent download that has the show but it didn't work after I down loaded it, maybe as I'm using a Mac right now.

    Watch my six
     
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    The A-25 song is a traditional British Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm squaddie song:

    They say in the Air Force that landing's okay
    If the pilot can get out and still walk away
    But in the Fleet Air Arm the prospects are grim
    If the landing is poor and the pilot can’t swim
    CHORUS
    Cracking show, I'm alive,
    But I still have to render my A-25

    They taught me to fly in an old Tiger Moth
    A dreadful contraption of wood, string and cloth
    It does sixty knots or something fantastic
    A awful good show for some string and elastic
    CHORUS

    When you come o’er the round down and see Wings frown
    You can safely assume that your hook isn’t down
    An awful great barrier looms up ahead front
    You can hear "Wings" yelling: "Cut engine, you --------- idiot!"
    CHORUS

    They gave me a Seafire to beat up the fleet
    I beat up the Rodney and Nelson a treat
    Forgot the tall mast on top of the Formid
    And a seat in the goofers was worth fifty quid
    CHORUS

    When the batsman says "lower" I always go higher
    I turn to starboard and prang my Seafire
    The boys in the goofers, they all think I am green
    But I get my commission from Supermarine!
    CHORUS

    I sit on the booster, awaiting the kick
    Amusing myself by rotating the stick
    There goes the green light, the thing gives a cough
    "Gor blimey", says Wings, "he has tossed himself off!"
    CHORUS

    I fly for enjoyment, I fly for just fun
    I’m awfully anxious to shoot down a Hun
    But as for deck landings at night in the dark
    As I told Wings this morning, "blow that for a lark!"
    CHORUS

    As I roar down the deck in my Martlet Mark Four
    Loud in my ears is the Cyclone's sweet roar
    Chuff clank clank, chuff clank clank, chuff clank clank - clink!
    Away wing on pom-pom and into the drink!
    CHORUS

    I thought I was coming in low enough but -
    I was 50 feet high when the batsman gave "Cut!"
    Loud in my earholes the sweet angels sang
    Float float float, float float float - barrier - prang!
    CHORUS

    Now in the Luftwaffe they never complain
    Since Goering invented the pilotless plane.
    They sit in the crew room and sing all the day,
    And this is the song that they sing so they say:
    CHORUS

    I flew over Jay-pan in my F.O. 2
    Taking some pictures, admiring the view,
    When up came the flak and I turned round about,
    And that's why I sit in my dinghy and shout:
    CHORUS

    The "Wings" of St. Merryn in a Reliant one day
    Set out for Trelliga for tea for to stay,
    But as he got there his engine cut out,
    And now all you hear is Wings' painful shout:
    CHORUS

    So come all young Subbies and listen to me:
    A Fleet Air Arm pilot you never should be -
    But stay on the shore and get two rings or three
    And go out every night on the p--s down at Lee.
    CHORUS
     
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    The best song was the theme to the film "Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines" of course.
     
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    The absolute original fighter pilots song:

    The Bells of Hell go ting-a-ling-a-ling
    For you but not for me:
    For me the angels sing-a-ling-a-ling,
    They've got the goods for me.
    Oh! Death, where is thy sting-a-ling-a-ling?
    Oh! Grave, thy victory?
    The Bells of Hell go ting-a-ling-a-ling
    For you but not for me.
     
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    I still remember parts of this one from an old book of Air Force ditty's:

    Fighter Pilot University :: Ain't No Fighter Pilot's Down in Hell

    The lyrics I read were a bit different, though, and the version I linked to omits one of my favorite verses:

    Oh, it's naughty, naughty, naughty but it's nice
    If you ever do it once you'll do it twice
    It'll wreck your reputation,
    but increase the population,
    Oh, it's naughty, naughty, naughty but it's nice
     
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    ACES HIGH / Iron Maiden

    There goes the siren that warns of the air raid
    Then comes the sound of the guns sending flak
    Out for the scramble we've got to get airborne
    Got to get up for the coming attack.

    Jump in the cockpit and start up the engines
    Remove all the wheelblocks there's no time to waste
    Gathering speed as we head down the runway
    Gotta get airborne before it's too late.

    Running, scrambling, flying
    Rolling, turning, diving, going in again
    Run, live to fly, fly to live, do or die
    Run, live to fly, fly to live. aces high.

    Move in to fire at the mainstream of bombers
    Let off a sharp burst and then turn away
    Roll over, spin round and come in behind them
    Move to their blindsides and firing again.

    Bandits at 8 o'clock move in behind us
    Ten Me-109's out of the sun
    Ascending and turning our Spitfires to face them
    Heading straight for them I press down my guns

    Rolling, turning, diving
    Rolling, turning, diving, going in again
    Run, live to fly, fly to live, do or die
    Run, live to fly, fly to live, aces high.
     
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    TAILGUNNER / Iron Maiden

    Trace your way back 50 years
    To the glow of Dresden - blood and tears
    In the black above by the cruel searchlight
    Men will die and men will fight - yeah|
    Who shot who and who fired first?
    Dripping death to whet the bloodthirst
    No radar lock on - skin and bone
    The bomber boys are going home

    chorus

    Climb into the sky never wonder why - Tailgunner
    You're a Tailgunner

    (repeat)

    Nail that Fokker, kill that son.
    I'm Gonna blow your guts out with my gun
    The weather forecast's good for war
    Cologne and Frankfurt? Have some more|
    Tail end Charlie in the boiling sky
    The Enola Gay was my last try
    Now that this Tailgunner's gone
    No more bombers (just one big bomb)

    chorus
     
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    You would like Bomber by Motorhead as well then, I dare say.
     
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