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I woke up early this morning with this song in my head so I thought I would share it with you today.

"Do it in the name of Heaven, you can justify it in the end.

On the bloody morning after, one tin soldier walks away" - YouTube:

One Tin Soldier, There won't be any trumpets blowing Come the Judgement Day

The thing about this song is, I remember vaguely having sang this in my W.E. Greiner Yellow Jacket choir class. Mr. Payne was our instructor at that time, back in the year 1969 when I was in 7th grade. I woke up this morning, and got myself a cup, of fresh brewed Hotel Blend by Community Coffee Co. and am sipping it slowly with a bit of sugar and Baileys Irish Creme .

But I have to say, this version is non-alcoholic, purchased from a Kroger. I don't drink like that. I know that the original Bayleys is an alcoholic liquor, but they don't sell hard liquor in Kroger stores, at least not yet. I am sure there are certain lobby groups working on it as I type.

But my version of the song went through in my memory a bit differently than the original version lyrics in that song.

It goes more like this:

Do it for your neighbor

Do it for a friend.

Do it in the name of glory

and justify it in the end.

There won't be any one living

Come the judgement day.

On the early morning after,

the unknown soldier walks away.

This is my version in my memory, although the cadence is about the same and some of the words, the meaning is not quite the same.

But that is how my mind interpreted this memory from all those years ago, back in 1969.

Memory is a funny thing and not the humorous kind.

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wolfgirl569 wrote on January 19, 2016, 12:45 PM

I remember that song but had not thought about it in forever

MegL wrote on January 19, 2016, 2:18 PM

Yes, memories are funny things aren't they?

DWDavisRSL wrote on January 19, 2016, 8:53 PM

This song was the theme song for the movie The Legend Of Billy Jack. I remember both very well, though I was a bit younger than you when they came out. I think Coven's version is the best I've heard. This song still gives me chills when I hear it.

This version has scenes from the movie with it:

Last Edited: January 19, 2016, 9:01 PM

cheri wrote on January 19, 2016, 10:57 PM

Thanks for sharing this. I will check this out later.

bestwriter wrote on January 24, 2016, 11:50 PM

As a 7th grader your interpretation of that song stayed with you that made you rewrite that song for us today the way you looked at it then. Good job.