Join the GI Movement

Barbara Dane
Language: English

I am a GI rebel,
As brave as I can be,
And I don't like the Army brass,
And the gen'rals don't like me.

Join the GI Movement,
Come and join the GI movement.
Join the GI Movement,
Come and join the GI movement.

The damnest situation
The Army ever saw:
We're beaten by our officers
And framed up by the law.

If you won't be a killer,
If you won't make that grade,
You'll wind up sleepin' on the floor
Down in the old stockade.

I tried to read an Article
That was the Arrny's rule.
The C.O. slapped me up and down
And called me a god damn fool.

We hed to sign petitions
And put up such a fight,
Just to pass around a paper
That contained the Bill of Rights!

I was raised in old Kentucky,
Kentucky born and bred,
But when I joined the movement,
They called me a Chinese Red!

The gen'rals ride fine horses,
While we walk in the mud.
Their banner is the dollar sign,
While ours is striped in blood!

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