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A group of the usual US Air Force pilots are at a table near the bar. One of them sits at the old upright piano and starts up a favorite drinking song:

 

 

"No! Don’t give me a P-38,

The props they counter rotate,

They're scattered and sittin’,

From Burma to Britain,

Don’t give me a p-38!"

(Chorus)

"No! Give me operations,

Way out on some lonely atoll,

For I am too young to die,

An’ I just want to grow old."

"And don’t give me a P-39,

The engine is mounted behind.

She’ll tumble and spin,

And she’ll auger you in,

Don’t give me a p-39!"

(Chorus)

"No! Give me operations,…(cont.)"

"Don’t give me a Peter-40,

It’s a hell of an airplane, I know,

She’s a ground looping bastard,

And you’re sure to get plastered,

Don’t give me a Peter-40!"

(Chorus)

"No! Give me operations,…(cont.)"

"Don’t give me an 86-D,

With rockets RADAR and AD,

She’s fast, I don’t care,

She blows up in mid-air,

Don’t give me an 86D!"

(Chorus)

"No! Give me operations,…(cont.)"

"And don’t give me an F-84,

She’s just a ground loving whore,

She’ll whine and she’ll wheeze,

And make straight for the trees,

Don’t give me an F-84!"

(Chorus)

"No! Give me operations,

Way out on some lonely atoll,

For I am too young to die,

An’ I just want to grow old."

- Oscar Brand, "Wild Blue Yonder"

 

Oscar Brand is a folk singer, songwriter, and author. In his career, spanning over 60 years, he has composed at least 300 songs and released nearly 100 albums, among them Canadian and American patriotic songs.

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Comment by lord_k on November 11, 2011 at 10:23am

You know how to make people happy. A hell of a post! Thank you, Sir!

Comment by John L. Sands on November 10, 2011 at 11:26pm

I was just contacted by a dear friend in the 75th Airborne Rangers who sent me this uniform badge. They have "Operations" too.

The Chairborne Rangers

Comment by Larry on November 10, 2011 at 7:39pm

Excellent song and fantastic photos.

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