Sunday, July 4, 2010

Hello everyone!
Two years ago I posted these lyrics on the fourth and I thought they were well worth re-publishing.

I hope you all have a wonderful Holiday!
I walked through a county
courthouse square
On a park bench, an old man
was sittin' there.
I said, "Your old court house is kinda
run down,
He said, "Naw, it'll do for our little town."
I said, "Your old flag pole is leaned a little bit,
And that's a ragged old flag
you got hangin' on it."
He said, "Have a seat", and I sat down,
"Is this the first time you've been to our
little town?"
"I said, "I think it is."
He said "I don't like to brag,
but we're kinda proud of That
Ragged Old Flag
"You see, we got a little hole
in that flag there,
When Washington took it
across the Delaware.
and It got powder burned
the night Francis Scott Key sat watching it,
writing "Say Can You See"
It got a rip in New Orleans,
with Packingham & Jackson
tugging at its seams.
and It almost fell at the Alamo
beside the Texas flag,
But she waved on though.
She got cut with a sword at Chancellorsville,
And she got cut again at Shiloh Hill.
There was Robert E. Lee and
Beauregard and Bragg,
And the south wind blew hard on
That Ragged Old Flag
"On Flanders Field in World War I,
She got a big hole from a Bertha Gun,
She turned blood red in World War II
She hung limp, and low, a time or two,
She was in Korea, Vietnam,
She went where she was sent
by her Uncle Sam.
She waved from our ships
upon the briny foam
and now they've about quit wavin'
back here at home
in her own good land here
She's been abused,
She's been burned, dishonored,
denied an' refused,
And the government for which she stands
Has been scandalized throughout the land.
And she's getting thread bare,
and she's wearin' thin,
But she's in good shape,
for the shape she's in.
Cause she's been through the fire before
and I believe she can take a whole lot more.
"So we raise her up every morning
And we bring her down slow every night,
We don't let her touch the ground,
And we fold her up right.
On second thought I *do* like to brag
Cause I'm mighty proud of
That Ragged Old Flag"

Song By Johnny Cash the Man in Black.

 I hope you all have a wonderful Fourth of July


ellen b. said...

Love it!
Happy 4th of July to you and yours Cori G!

grey like snuffie said...

Hope your weekend is grand as well. Great repost!

simplyiowa said...

Hey Sweet Pea...
I Love that Song... It speaks of our Flag... But what I see, is what it stands for... The People... The Americans... They are a Tuff lot... Ragged, and worn, ashamed, saddened, bewildered at times... But, always proud, and willing to stand up, and keep carrying the load, for Freedom's Sake, and the love of Humanity...
Thanks for the reminder...
Barb C.

Deborah said...

♥♥♥ Love Johnny Cash!!! Perfect post for the 4th of July. **kisskiss** Deb

Bernideen said...

Isn't that Mel? My hubby was watching the Patriot last night when I went to bed. I tried but get too upset over the visuals. I loved my visit to your blog!

Cori G. said...

Hi Everyone! I hope you all had a great 4th! Bernideen, yes, that's Mel. We were going to watch the Patriot last night too but came home too late. The graphics are horrific at times so I just close my eyes. I love that movie!!!

fairmaiden said...

I love that movie...The Patriot. I need to pull it out and watch it again! But I will shed a tear for Gabriel(Heath Ledger)whom I terribly miss.

Simply Heart And Home said...

Love the lyrics! I hope you had a wonderful holiday.


Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Cori!

It's been ages since we visited each other! I hope all is well and that you are having an enjoyable summer. It has been so hot and HUMID here ..very oppressive. I've done a lot of reading as I've been staying inside in the rooms where I have air conditioning.

Please keep in touch! Miss you!
Hugs, Pat

Beverly said...

I do remember these, Cory, and I loved reading them once again.

I've missed you, and I hope all is well in your world.