4th of July – 1940’s Style +

4th of July celebration…vintage-style! Thanks to a Pacific Paratrooper for these classics.

I also wanted to post the lyrics to the song that I deem the most ‘patriotic!’ Apologies if I screwed up the lyrics…I wrote them as I recall from singing the song in kindergarten.


You’re a grand old flag, you’re a high-flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave
You’re the emblem of the land I love
The home of the free and the brave
Ev’ry heart beats true for the red, white, and blue
And there’s never a boast nor a brag
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
Keep your eyes on the grand old flag

Pacific Paratrooper




cb6444879d5a9e86f6c5930bcd6478d8 Even children became involved.

HARK, hark the sound of war is heard,
And we must all attend;
Take up our arms and go with speed,
Our country to defend.

Our parent state has turned our foe,
Which fills our land with pain;
Her gallant ships, manned out for war,

Come thundering o’er the main.


There’s Charleton, Howe and Douglas too,
And many thousand more,
May cross the sea, but all in vain,
Our rights we’ll ne’er give o’er.

Our pleasant homes they do invade,
Our property devour;
And all because we won’t submit
To their despotic power.


Then let us go against our foe,
We’d better die than yield;
We and our sons are all undone,
If Britain wins the field.

Tories may dream of future joys,
But I am bold to say,
They’ll find themselves bound fast in chains,

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jim
    Jul 04, 2016 @ 17:10:23


    • sepultura13
      Jul 04, 2016 @ 17:14:18

      Some vintage stuff is fun to read…I miss my collection of WWII-era ‘LIFE” magazines! My ‘mommie dearest’ destroyed them, because she thought that they were “improper reading material for young ladies,” ROFL!

  2. GP Cox
    Jul 05, 2016 @ 02:54:04

    Thank you for joining in on our oldies celebration!!

  3. buffalotompeabody
    Jul 06, 2016 @ 07:29:45

    I love GP Cox blog, I have learned so much over there! 👍👍

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