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Rodger Young lyrics and chords

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Rodger Young
Recorded by Jim Reeves
Written by Frank Loesser


G Em
On July 31st 1943 a bloody round in the battle
For the Solomon Islands was being fought in the tangled
Jungle of the island of New Georgia
This is the story of one of the young men who fought and died there
This song is respectfully dedicated to those heroic infantrymen
Who like Rodger Young have sacrificed their lives
Em G
That their nation might remain forever free

D7 G D7 G
Caught in ambush lay a company of riflemen
D7 G
Just grenades against machine guns in the gloom
C G Em
Caught in ambush till this one of twenty riflemen
G D7 G
Volunteered volunteered to meet his doom

Volunteered Rodger Young
G Bm Em
Fought and died for the men he marched among
G C G Em
In the everlasting courage of the infantry
G D7 G
Was the courage of Private Rodger Young

D7 G
On the island of New Georgia in the Solomon's
D7 G
Stands a simple wooden cross alone to tell
C G Em
That beneath the silent coral of the Solomon's
G D7 G
Sleeps a man sleeps a man remembered well

Am G D7 G
Sleeps a man Rodger Young
D7 G Bm Em
Fought and died for the men he marched among
G C G Em
In the everlasting glory of the infantry
G D7 G
Lives the story of Private Rodger Young


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