Subject: THE BALLAD OF THE GREEN BERETS
BALLAD OF THE GREEN BERETS
Recorded by SSgt Barry Sadler
Writers: SSgt Barry Sadler and Robin Moore
[D] Fighting soldiers [A7] from the [D] sky
Fearless [A7] men who jump and [D] die
Men who [G] mean just what they [D] say
The brave [A7] men of the Green Be-[D] ret.
[D] Silver wings up-[A7] on their [D] chests
These are [A7] men, America's [D] best
One hundred [G] men will test to-[D] day
But only [A7] three win the Green Be-[D] ret.
Trained to live off nature's land
Trained in combat, hand to hand
Men who fight by night and day
Courage speaks from the Green Beret.
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.
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
Have him win The Green Beret.