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Yellow River

Christie
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1970

Yellow River
This song shows that most soldiers were more than ready to do their time and go home and it's a good illustration of the "rotation" situation in Vietnam.Individual soldiers served for a year (or in the case os Marines,13 months) and then were rotated back to the states.Unlike other wars where you were stuck in combat for the duration of the conflict.
Yellow River is Not the Yellow River in China...that is one place americans were definately not welcome at that time.But it could habe been either of the Yellow River areas in either Georgia or Iowa.

Larry R. Matthews
The Vietnam War Song Page
So long boy,you can take my place,
I got my papers, I got my pay
So pack my bags and I'll be on my way
to Yellow River.

I put my guns down the war is won
Fill my glass high,the time has come
I'm goin'back to the place that I love
Yellow River

Yellow River, Yellow River...
is in my mind and in my eyes
Yellow River, Yellow River...
is in my blood,it's the place I love.
Got no time for explanations,
got no time to lose
Tomorrow night you'll find me
sleepin' underneath the moon
at Yellow River.

Cannon fire lingers in my mind
I'm so glad I am still alive
And I've been gone for such a long time
from Yellow River.

I remember the nights were cool
I can still see the water pool
And I remember the girl that I knew
from Yellow River.

Yellow River, Yellow River...
is in my mind and in my eyes
Yellow River,Yellow River...
is in my blood,it's the place I love.
Got no time for explanations,
got no time to lose
Tomorrow night you'll find me
sleepin' underneath the moon
at Yellow River.

Yellow River, Yellow River...
is in my mind and in my eyes
Yellow River, Yellow River...
is in my blood, it's the place I love.

Contributed by Marcia Rosati - 2007/8/1 - 13:07


According to Christie it was inspired by the idea of a civil war soldier going home.

Cynthia - 2019/8/22 - 09:00



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