Mudcat Café message #796388 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #17941   Message #796388
Posted By: Mark Clark
03-Oct-02 - 05:03 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Into the Air (Junior Birdmen)
Subject: RE: Into the Air
As a boy, I came into possession of a military songbook and used to sing all the songs. One of them went sorta like:

Off we go into the wild blue yonder,
Sailing high into the sun,
Down they go, spouting a flame from under,
Down with one helluva roar,
We live in fame or go down in flame,
Nothing can stop the Army Air Corp.

The “Junior Birdmen” parody was set to the same tune as this song and, I believe, originally was from a ninteen fifties movie in which fun loving guys from one branch of the service were poking fun at the guys from another branch.

      - Mark