Dolly Parton

Ballad Of The Green Beret

Song Information
By: Barry A. Sadler & Robert L. Moore, Jr.
Original Appearance: For God And Country
Compilations: None
Alternate Versions: None

Fighting soldiers from the sky
Fearless men who jump and die
Men who mean just what they say
The brave men of the Green Beret

1st Chorus:

Silver wings upon their chest
These are men, America's best
One hundred men we'll test today
But only three win the Green Beret

Trained to live, off nature's land
Trained in combat, hand to hand
Men who fight by night and day
Courage deep from the Green Beret

Repeat 1st Chorus

Delta Force and CIA
Marines and SOCOM clear the way
Covert missions now in play
Special OPS like the Green Beret

Repeat 1st Chorus

While back at home a young wife waits
Her Green Beret has met his fate
He has died for those oppressed
Leaving her this last request

2nd Chorus:

Put silver wings on my son's chest
Make him one of America's best
He'll be a man they'll test one day
So have him win the Green Beret
Have him win the Green Beret

Repeat 1st Chorus