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AnneMC Lyr Req: Lament of Willie Bones (Pete Sayers) (5) Lyr Req: Pete Sayers - Lament of Willie Bones 28 Oct 11

I'm hoping someone on the Mudcat knows something about the late Pete Sayers and his song "The Lament of Willie Bones", an anti-Vietnam War song, about a soldier who was reluctant to shoot civilians. Absolutely nothing to be found about the song on the Internet. Any background and lyrics appreciated.

Snippets from an old LP record of 1972 "Bye Bye Tennessee" are:

"Sitting in that foxhole in the ___ pouring rain
the only thing his belly knew was beans...

The sergeant ordered Willie Bones to kill a dozen men...

He didn’t ask to be sent off to war..."

Does anyone have the full lyrics?


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