Bring 'em Home BY PETE SEEGER

Written in 1966 to support the movement to withdraw US troops Vietnam. Pete Seeger did not believe in going to war. He wrote this song two years before the Vietnam war began, in 1968. In 1966 LBJ met with South Vietnamese Leaders and promised to continue to help South Vietnam fend off aggression from the North. Pete Seeger and many more people disagreed with LBJ.

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LYRICS

If you love your Uncle Sam

Bring them home, bring them home

Support our boys in Vietnam

Bring them home, bring them home

If you really love your country, you should not be sending you men to die

It'll make our generals sad, I know

Bring them home, bring them home

They want to tangle with the foe

Bring them home, bring them home

They want to test their weaponry

Bring them home, bring them home

But here is their big fallacy

Bring them home, bring them home

The generals want to say they are winning to fight but they are not they just want to have a war

I may be right, I may be wrong

Bring them home, bring them home

But I got a right to sing this song

Bring them home, bring them home

There's one thing I must confess

Bring them home, bring them home

I'm not really a pacifist

Even though he does not mind war, he still believes this is not the war to be fighting in

Bring them home, bring them home

If an army invaded this land of mine

Bring them home, bring them home

You'd find me out on the firing line

Bring them home, bring them home

Even if they brought their planes to bomb

Bring them home, bring them home

Even if they brought helicopters and napalm

Bring them home, bring them home

He would be fighting for his country if it was worth something but this is just a civil war America is losing their men in

Show those generals their fallacy

Bring them home, bring them home

They don't have the right weaponry

Bring them home, bring them home

For defense, you need common sense

Bring them home, bring them home

They don't have the right armaments

He wants to show the generals that they are wrong and they should bring the troops home because their ideas and weapons are not working

Bring them home, bring them home

The world needs teachers, books and schools

Bring them home, bring them home

And learning a few universal rules

Bring them home, bring them home

This needs to be told and taught to everyone so that the can bring the troops home faster

So if you love your Uncle Sam

Bring them home, bring them home

Support our boys in Vietnam

Bring them home, bring them home

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INSPIRATION

Seeger believed that the American soldiers should be brought home from Vietnam. He thought that the generals made a mistake sending them to Vietnam. Seeger believed that the soldiers did not the right weaponry to continue the fight.

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OTHER SONGS BY PETE SEEGER

We Shall Overcome

If I Had a Hammer

My rainbow race

Solidarity Forever

The Draft Dodger Rag

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