Lyrics to "The Ballad of Rodger Young,"

 

No, they’ve got no time for glory in the Infantry.

No, they’ve got no use for praises loudly sung,

But in every soldier’s heart in all the Infantry

Shines the name, shines the name of Rodger Young.

 

Shines the name—Rodger Young!

Fought and died for the men he marched among.

To the everlasting glory of the Infantry

Lives the story of Private Rodger Young.

 

Caught in ambush lay a company of riflemen—

Just grenades against machine guns in the gloom—

Caught in ambush till this one of twenty riflemen

Volunteered, volunteered to meet his doom.

 

Volunteered, Rodger Young!

Fought and died for the men he marched among.

In the everlasting annals of the Infantry

Glows the last deed of Private Rodger Young.

 

It was he who drew the fire of the enemy

That a company of men might live to fight;

And before the deadly fire of the enemy

Stood the man, stood the man we hail tonight.

 

On the island of New Georgia in the Solomons,

Stands a simple wooden cross alone to tell

That beneath the silent coral of the Solomons,

Sleeps a man, sleeps a man remembered well.

 

Sleeps a man, Rodger Young,

Fought and died for the men he marched among.

In the everlasting spirit of the Infantry

Breathes the spirit of Private Rodger Young.

 

No, they’ve got no time for glory in the Infantry,

No, they’ve got no use for praises loudly sung,

But in every soldier’s heart in all the Infantry

Shines the name, shines the name of Rodger Young.

 

Shines the name—Rodger Young!

Fought and died for the men he marched among.

To the everlasting glory of the Infantry

Lives the story of Private Rodger Young.

 

Frank Loesser Songwriter, Composer and Broadway Director

http://www.frankloesser.com/ - Guys and Gals still Playing

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Loesser

http://www.frankloesser.com/work/worldwar 18 songs to Aid the War Effort

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient

Pvt. Rodger W. Young, US ARMY
http://www.medalofhonor.com/RodgerYoung.htm

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ballad_of_Rodger_Young

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodger_Wilton_Young

 

The Song Sung Full Version 4 Minutes 30 some seconds

MP3 version by West Point Choir - 1959 on west-point.org server

Copy on my Server RodgerYoung1959

http://www.west-point.org/ a Private USMA Graduate Help and Connection Organization Web Site.

West Point: The United States Military Academy http://www.usma.edu/

U.S. Army Home Page

Online copy of book

by the Man who Wrote the Award Citation

http://dwrighsr.tripod.com/heinlein/ryoung.html
Robert Anson Heinlein Web Page
The Ballad of Roger Young
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