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    Old song lyrics

    Playing Johnny Cash tonight and thought this was pretty good thinking of tomorrow.

    Thank you to all the vets and active duty and your families.

    Ragged Old Flag Lyrics

    from The Essential Johnny Cash

    I walked through a county courthouse square
    On a park bench an old man was sitting there
    I said, "Your old courthouse is kinda run down"

    He said, "No, it'll do for our little town"
    I said, "Your old flagpole has leaned a little bit
    And that's a Ragged Old Flag you got hanging on it"

    He said, "Have a seat," and I sat down
    "Is this the first time you've been to our little town?"
    I said, "I think it is" He said, "I don't like to brag
    But we're kinda proud of that Ragged Old Flag

    You see, we got a little hole in that flag there when
    Washington took it across the Delaware
    And it got powder-burned the night Francis Scott Key
    Sat watching it, writing 'Say Can You See'

    And it got a bad rip in New Orleans
    With Packingham and Jackson tuggin' at its seams
    And it almost fell at the Alamo
    Beside the Texas flag, but she waved on though

    She got cut with a sword at Chancellorsville
    And she got cut again at Shiloh Hill
    There was Robert E. Lee, Beauregard, and Bragg
    And the south wind blew hard on that Ragged Old Flag

    On Flanders Field in World War I
    She got a big hole from a Bertha gun
    She turned blood red in World War II
    She hung limp and low by the time it was through

    She was in Korea and Vietnam
    She went where she was sent by her Uncle Sam
    She waved from our ships upon the briny foam
    And now they've about quit waving her back here at home

    In her own good land here she's been abused
    She's been burned, dishonored, denied, and refused
    And the government for which she stands
    Is scandalized throughout the land

    And she's getting threadbare and she's wearing thin
    But she's in good shape for the shape she's in
    'Cause she's been through the fire before
    And I believe she can take a whole lot more

    So we raise her up every morning, we take her down every night
    We don't let her touch the ground and we fold her up right
    On second thought, I do like to brag
    'Cause I'm mighty proud of the Ragged Old Flag

    Songwriters
    Johnny Cash

    Published by
    SONG OF CASH, INC.

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    Ditto Wife
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    Thanks for that!!!

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    I love that old tune. And you are certainly welcome. I was proud to serve.

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    I might be replaying that all day long. Thanks for the reminder.
    "You may all go to hell, and I will go to Texas". Davey Crockett

 

 

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