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#1156124 - 08/28/19 11:27 AM The Son of a Green Beret  
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The Son of a Green Beret(lyrics)

This was written with the idea of being a follow up to the Barry Saddler song Green Beret. As you may remember, in that song, the Green Beret had left his wife a letter asking her to make his son a Green Beret. Well, here is my take to the son growing up.

(v)

I was sitting at

My desk today

When a little boy

Turned and walked my way

(v)

Oh he was such

A sight to see

As he stood where he was

And saluted me

(c)

He was all dressed up

In his father's best

With his wings of silver

Pinned upon his chest

And on his head

His father's beret

For today he was crowned the son

Of a Green Beret

(v)

I asked him what

May I do for you

As his tears filled-up

His baby blues

(v)

That's when he quietly

Gave to me

A tear stained letter

For me to read

(c)

He was all dressed up

In his father's best

With his wings of silver

Pinned upon his chest

And on his head

His father's beret

For today he was crowned the son

Of a Green Beret

(v)

My daddy's gone

Sir but you see

His last request

Was that I would be

(v)

A Green Beret

Who would stand the test

And sir I'll try

And do my best

(c)

He was all dressed up

In his father's best

With his wings of silver

Pinned upon his chest

And on his head

His father's beret

For today he was crowned the son

Of a Green Beret


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#1156129 - 08/28/19 02:10 PM Re: The Son of a Green Beret [Re: amremt6]  
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I do have a basic tune for this song. I just don't play an instrument.


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#1156194 - 08/30/19 11:07 AM Re: The Son of a Green Beret [Re: amremt6]  
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I'd like to hear it! smile

#1156197 - 08/30/19 01:40 PM Re: The Son of a Green Beret [Re: amremt6]  
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Michael I always liked the Barry Saddler song Green Beret, and I would say that you have done a fine job on this follow up.

Would be nice to hear with music and a voice

God Bless

Roy


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#1156205 - 08/30/19 07:26 PM Re: The Son of a Green Beret [Re: Roy Cooper]  
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Thanks Roy. Am hoping to find someone to work with for the music and vocals.


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#1156206 - 08/30/19 07:41 PM Re: The Son of a Green Beret [Re: JAPOV]  
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How would I go about recording and posting it on here?


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#1156287 - 09/02/19 11:40 PM Re: The Son of a Green Beret [Re: amremt6]  
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Well maybe someone will offer to be a co-writer with you..musically and vocally.

Also you could ask Mike Zaneski if he would do it for you. (he charges, but his prices are so so reasonable).

My thoughts would be to maybe go for a similar military sound to the original song, but without copying of course.

I have had some amazing co-writers to work will, from JPF, so I know it can be done.

I don't know if he would be interested, but Vic Arnold is superb to work with, writes great music and has a superb voice. And he does do co-writes.

You could always drop him a PM.

god bless Roy


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#1156317 - 09/05/19 04:46 PM Re: The Son of a Green Beret [Re: amremt6]  
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Amazing song amremt6!!
I was able to follow it so far without even music to accompany it, and the simplicity of the rhymes and story in and of it self were pleasing to follow.
Great job, looking forward to the melody, keep it up!


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#1156789 - 09/22/19 04:43 PM Re: The Son of a Green Beret [Re: amremt6]  
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Hi, this is a fine lyric, stands genuine
all the best,john


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