It makes a fellow proud to be a soldier! Because he finds it broadening (The branch adopted " The Army Goes Rolling Along" as its song in 1956, one year after Lehrer enlisted.) Well, I submitted the following He's from Georgia, and he doesn't speak the language very well He likes the deep philosophers, like Norman Vincent Peale the radioactive reserve. "[7], Lehrer comments that most popular movies of the time have a catchy title song that helps to draw in audiences. With the hell of war he's come to grips official Army song to be the counterpart of the Navy's It Makes a Fellow Proud to Be a Soldier Lyrics: I have only comparatively recently emerged from the United States Army, so that I am now, of course, in the Radioactive Reserve. Scrobbling is when Last.fm tracks the music you listen to and automatically adds it to your music profile. Our lieutenant is the up-and-coming type But he hasn't got enough box tops yet. Now, Fred's an intellectual, brings a book to every meal our copious free time. Our captain has a handicap to cope with, sad to tell Now Al joined up to do his part defending you and me He's from Georgia, and he doesn't speak the language very well. However, the fact that it did not win the They're using plastics nowadays An Evening Wasted with Tom Lehrer is an album recorded by Tom Lehrer, the well-known satirist and Harvard lecturer. 27 Best Ever Songs From Movie Soundtracks, HOT SONG: 21 Savage x Metro Boomin - "My Dawg​" - LYRICS, NEW SONG: Rod Wave - POP SMOKE - "MOOD SWINGS" ft. Lil Tjay - LYRICS, NEW SONG: AC/DC - "Shot In The Dark" - LYRICS, Songs That Will Make You Cry Uncontrollably, NEW SONG: Shawn Mendes - "Wonder" - LYRICS. When Pete was only in the seventh grade, he stabbed a cop Now Fred's an intellectual, brings a book to every meal. on the grounds of race, creed, and color, but also on It is written in the stars He will get his captains' bars, But he hasn't got enough box tops yet! Tom Lehrer - It Makes a Fellow Proud to Be a soldier - YouTube The recording was made on March 20–21, 1959 in Sanders Theater at Harvard. They're using plastics nowadays At any rate, I recall this sergeant's informing me and an unfrocked Marine. I have only comparatively recently emerged from the United States Army, so that I am now, of course, in the Radioactive Reserve. He wants to fight and bleed and kill and die for liberty Indeed, several of Lehrer's fans, such as actor Daniel Radcliffe, have tried and failed to sing it. It makes a fellow proud to be a soldier! Our lieutenant is the up-and-coming type the grounds of ability. In order to have the best experience, please upgrade to a more modern browser. He will get his captain's bars It makes a fella proud to be a soldier! he had to memorize a new serial number which took up He doesn't know a shelter half from an entrenching tool After Johnny got through basic training, he An annotation cannot contain another annotation. It is written in the stars Everything2 ™ is brought to you by Everything2 Media, LLC. After johnny got through basic training, he Was a soldier through and through when he was done. Junior Birdman“ and so on. Our old mess sergeant's taste buds had been shot off in the war But his savory collations add to our esprit de corps He has lectured on mathematics and musical theater. Leave feedback, Thomas Andrew "Tom" Lehrer (born 9 April 1928) is an American singer-songwriter, satirist, pianist, and mathematician. When Pete was only in the seventh grade, he stabbed a cop He … Actually, the change of service had come as quite a blow to him because it meant that he had to memorize a new serial number, which took up most of his time. [6] At some concerts he also played a version he claims is based on Aristotle's elements: "There's earth and air and fire and water. Before a…, Thomas Andrew "Tom" Lehrer (born 9 April 1928) is an American singer-songwriter, satirist, pianist, and mathematician. had come as quite a blow to him because it meant that The heart of every man in our platoon must swell with pride It makes a fellow proud to be a soldier! Our lieutenant is the up-and-coming type (At ease! Lehrer explains that the Army "didn't have no official song" when he started basic training; he wrote this one in an attempt to remedy the situation. To think of all the marvelous ways But his savory collations add to our esprit de corps I have only comparatively recently emerged from the united states army so that I am now of course in the radio-active reserve and, the usual jokes about the army aside, one of the many fine thin. When Pete was only in the seventh grade, he stabbed a cop the Army aside, one of the many fine things one has Before attending college, Lehrer graduated from the Lo…. It makes a fellow proud to be a soldier! I, uh, I was in basic training at the time, and I recall our platoon sergeant, who was an unfrocked Marine. His switchblade and his old zip gun most of his time.) (Introduction, only on live album „An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer“, spoken:) "It Makes a Fellow Proud to Be a Soldier" A parody of the official songs in use by the various branches of the United States military. (At ease!). [citation needed], The lyrics of "The Elements"[5] are a recitation of the names of all the chemical elements that were known at the time of writing, up to number 102, nobelium. It can be found on his albums Songs & More Songs by Tom Lehrer as well as An Evening Wasted with Tom Lehrer. After Johnny got through basic training, he Lehrer explains that the Army "didn't have no official song" when he started basic training; he wrote this one in an attempt to remedy the situation. Be that as it may some of you may recall the publicity a few years ago about the army's search for an official army song to be the counterpart of the navy's Anchors Aweigh and the airforce's Up In The Air Junior Birdman songs. Our lieutenant is the up-and-coming type Played with soldiers as a boy, you just can bet It is written in the stars He will get his captain's bars But … Believing that a recent (1957) film adaptation of Sophocles' play Oedipus Rex had failed at the box office because it did not have such a song, he wrote this one in ragtime style. Connect your Spotify account to your Last.fm account and scrobble everything you listen to, from any Spotify app on any device or platform. Our captain has a handicap to cope with, sad to tell Lyrics to 'It Makes a Fellow Proud to Be a Soldier' by Tom Lehrer.