Thanks for the invitation. The 1940's theme is truly exciting. I hope there will be some 1940's music to dance to as well.
Philip, Teddy, Ray, et al, ...do us proud!
Oh, oh, oh, o.....I got just the song which we can do a musical number routine on for next year at Frisco!
It's called "Dog Faced Soldier". I know this is a rip-off from the U.S. 3rd Division with a few changes here and there, but I'm sure they won't mind if we adopted it to entertain the Philipppine Scouts. Here goes:
I Wouldn't Give A Bean To Be A Fancy Pants Marine, I'd rather Be A Dogface Soldier Like I Am….Like I Am! I Wouldn't Trade My Old O.D.'s For All The Navy's Dungarees For I'm The Walking Pride Of Uncle Sam;
On All The Posters That I Read It Says the Army Builds Men So They're Tearing Me Down To Build Me Over Again
I'm Just A Dogface Soldier With A Rifle On My Shoulder And I go from Lingayen to Bataan So Feed Me Ammunition, The Philippine Division, Your Dogfaced Soldier Boy's Okay….Okay! Your Dogfaced Soldier Boy’s Okay
(If you are familiar with the Audie Murphy biopic "To Hell and Back", the tune is like what the band is playing at the start and the end of this movie; it has a nice 40's rag-time beat to it).
Last Edit: May 31, 2007 6:15:00 GMT -5 by RayAdillO
Well it's going to be a year before this event, give or take a few months, so there'll be plenty of time to figure it out; but I for one am shameless enough to be willing to sing in front of all those people.
I already have an old LP recording of "Dogfaced Soldier" with a jazzed up musical rendition. It would also be nice if we can do a comedy shtick before singing. We can use the ancient Abbot & Costello routine of "Hughes on first, Watts on second"; or some similar gag. It will be hilarious if we can pull it off.
You may be aware of a current whiff of discord in the gang at present but the boys will come around.....they always do because they're good soldiers. Of course I'm being optimistic ;D
Last Edit: Jun 1, 2007 23:28:50 GMT -5 by RayAdillO