Cannot annotate a non-flat selection. The song is in the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) list of Top 30 of All Time Best Australian Songs created in 2001. I Was Only Nineteen Lyrics by Redgum. We did Canungra and Shoalwater before we left, rest assured On a thirty-six hour rec. [Verse 3:] God help me - I was only nineteen, A four week operation, when each step can mean your last one on two legs Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more God help me, I was only nineteen And the Anzac legends didn't mention mud and blood and tears, I'd been in and out of choppers now for months Mum and Dad and Danny saw the passing out parade at Puckapunyal © 2020 METROLYRICS, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. and pinups on the lockers. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention. And can you tell me, doctor, why I still can't get to sleep? And what's this rash that comes and goes, can you tell me what it means? Then Frankie kicked a mine, the day that mankind kicked the moon [Verse 4:] The Sixth Battalion was the next to tour a Redgum: I Was Only Nineteen (1983) Intro: Am C G … Redgum – I Was Only 19 Lyrics. But we were only looking to the future for fast reprieve And night time's just a jungle dark and a barking M.16? So you closed your eyes and thought about somethin' else Lyrics.com. A four week operation, when each step can mean your last one on two legs In 2005, The Herd performed an acoustic version of the song live on Triple J’s “Like a Version”. And what's this rash that comes and goes, can you tell me what it means? From Vung Tau riding Chinooks to the dust at Nui Dat Don't understand the meaning of the song? it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else. Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether This clipping from the paper shows us young and strong and clean God help me - I was only nineteen A four week operation When each step can mean your last one on two legs It was a war within yourself But you wouldn't let your mates down 'Til they had you dusted off So you closed your eyes and thought about somethin' else And then someone yelled out "Contact" And the bloke behind me swore We hooked in there for hours We're doing our best to make sure our content is useful, accurate and safe.If by any chance you spot an inappropriate comment while navigating through our website please use this form to let us know, and we'll take care of it shortly. Mum, Dad, and Denny were some amongst many What's this rash that comes and goes? On two legs, it was sorta living hell So you closed your eyes and thought of something else E D A Then someone yelled out "Contact!" 'Till the morphine came and killed the bloody row by our users: Please, do not delete tags "[e=***][/e]", because they responsible for I can't hardly eat? Seemed every man and his mongrel came to watch cadets stumble I caught some pieces in my back that I didn't even feel This song was originally written by John Schumann for Redgum. Free printable and easy chords for song by Redgum - I Was Only Nineteen. And Townsville lined the footpath as we marched down to the quay; From Vung Tau riding Chinooks to the dust at Nui Dat. I Was Only 19 Lyrics: Mum, Dad, and Denny were some amongst many / Who came to watch the passing out parade at Puckapunyal / Seemed every man and his mongrel came to watch cadets stumble / On the long I caught some pieces in my back that I didn't even feel Don't hesitate to explain what songwriters and singer wanted to say. We hooked in for hours then a god almighty roar leave in Vung Tau Cans of VB and pin-ups of chicks off TV Highlight lyrics and request an explanation. . It was very well received and they ended up recording this studio version, featuring John Schumann in the last verse (singing the original first verse and hook). So please can you tell me doctor, why I can't get to sleep I'd been in and out of choppers now for months. And night time's just a jungle dark and a barking M16? God help me - I was only nineteen, From Vung Tau riding Chinooks to the dust at Nui Dat Make sure your selection So please, can you tell me doctor why I can't get to sleep? I'd been in and out of choppers now for months. I Was Only 19 lyrics. The heat, the mosquitoes and the noise surprising And there's me in me slouch hat with me SLR and greens and an Asian orange sunset through the scrub. And can you tell me, doctor, why I still can't get to sleep? And the papers wrote it up like you wouldn't believe Make sure you've read our simple. God help me, I was only nineteen. We were the sixth battalion, yep, next to tour God help me, I was only nineteen Like the dreams, can you tell me what that means? Mum and Dad and Denny saw the passing out parade at Puckapunyal, We did Canungra and Shoalwater before we left, This clipping from the paper shows us young and strong and clean, I Was Only 19 (A Walk In The Light Green) by Redgum. [Verse 2] Am C G D Am A four week operation when each step could mean your last one on two legs G Am It was a war within yourself. Sent off on a four-week-long operation "Oh Christ", I mumbled as I drew that card And Townsville lined the footpaths as we marched down to the quay But you wouldn't let your mates down 'til they had you dusted off And Frankie kicked a mine the day that mankind kicked the moon Original lyrics of I Was Only 19 song by Redgum. Ask us or our community about the part of the song that interests you, We will try to respond as soon as possible. Dad's recollection beyond comprehension And Townsville lined the footpaths as we marched down to the quay I'd been in and out of choppers now for months. an account, This clipping from the paper shows us young and strong and clean, And there's me in me slouch hat with me SLR and greens, From Vung Tau riding Chinooks to the dust at Nui Dat, I'd been in and out of choppers now for months, And we made our tents a home, V.B. This clipping from the paper shows us young and strong and clean; Rocking slouch hats, slung SLRs and greens A four week operation, when each step could mean your last one on two legs: and pinups on the lockers, And an Asian orange sunset through the scrub, And can you tell me, doctor, why I still can't get to sleep, And night time's just a jungle dark and a barking M.16, A four week operation, when each step can mean your last one on two legs, But you wouldn't let your mates down 'til they had you dusted off, So you closed your eyes and thought about somethin' else, And then someone yelled out "Contact", and the bloke behind me swore, And Frankie kicked a mine the day that mankind kicked the moon, And I can still hear Frankie, lying screaming in the jungle, And the stories that my father told me never seemed quite real-. It was a long march from Cadets ", another bloke swore Mum and Dad and Danny saw the passing out parade at Puckapunyal It was a long march from cadets The sixth battalion was the next to tour and it was me who drew the card We did Canungra and Shoalwater before we left [Hook 2: John Schumann] and pinups on the lockers We did Canungra and Shoalwater before we left And then someone yelled out "Contact", another bloke swore General CommentJohn Schumann of Redgum: "We've just put out a single called "I Was Only 19" or "A Walk in the Light Green" and, ah, it's a song about two mates of mine who went to Vietnam and came back Agent Orange victims. God help me, I was only nineteen. God help me, I was only nineteen An annotation cannot contain another annotation. John Williamson Lyrics "Only 19" Mum and Dad and Danny saw the passing out parade at Puckapunyal It was a long march from cadets The sixth battalion was next to tour, it was me who drew the card We did Canungra, Shoalwater, before we left And night time's just a jungle dark and a barking M.16? This clipping from the paper shows us young and strong and clean On the long march to the Viet jungle 1 can still see Frankie, drinking tinnies in the Grand Hotel Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created leave in Vung Tau And can you tell me, doctor, why i still can't get to sleep? And Frankie kicked a mine the day that mankind kicked the moon Like the first time you see an agent orange horizon But you wouldn't let your mates down 'til they had you dusted off, Make sure your selection Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web! Am C G D But you wouldn't let your mates down til they had you dusted off Am G Am So you closed your eyes and thought about something else. Seemed half of Townsville turned out to see us leave And an Asian orange sunset through the scrub, And can you tell me, doctor, why i still can't get to sleep? It was a war within yourself leave in Vung Tau. It was me who drew the card God help me, he was going home in June God help me - I was only nineteen. between the lines to you? From Vung Tau riding Chinooks to the dust at Nui Dat, And there's me in me slouch hat with me SLR and greens. Mum, Dad and Denny were some amongst many who came to watch the passing out parade at Puckapunyal Seemed every man and his mongrel came watched cadets stumble on the long march to the Viet jungle. God help me - I was only nineteen. Cannot annotate a non-flat selection. I'd been in and out of choppers now for months And I can still see Frankie, drinkin' tinnies in the Grand Hotel Chaos and confusion, the fire and steel It is a first-hand account reflecting the experiences of Australian soldiers and veterans of the Vietnam War, particularly of Mick Storen (brother of Denny, Schuman’s wife, mentioned in the first line) and Frankie Hunt who lost his leg during the war. And the Anzac legends didn't mention mud and blood and tears Know what this song is about? and pinups on the lockers. Mum and Dad and Danny saw the passing out parade at Puckapunyal rewards, status updates and get feedback from our community. "Oh Christ", I mumbled as I drew that card It was a long march from cadets The impact of Redgum's ‘I Was Only 19' can't be understated. And there's me in my slouch hat, with my SLR and greens…. Share your meaning with community, make it Lyrics taken from And what's this rash that comes and goes? 23 One Hit Wonders You Still Can't Get Out Of Your Head, NEW SONG: AC/DC - "Shot In The Dark" - LYRICS, HOT SONG: 21 Savage x Metro Boomin - "My Dawg​" - LYRICS, NEW SONG: Rod Wave - POP SMOKE - "MOOD SWINGS" ft. Lil Tjay - LYRICS, Match These Taylor Swift Songs to Her Ex-Boyfriends, NEW SONG: Shawn Mendes - "Wonder" - LYRICS. Redgum Lyrics I Was Only Nineteen Lyrics. and stories that my father told me never seemed quite real And I can still hear Frank, a screaming mess And we made our tents a home, V.B. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Mum and Dad and Denny saw the passing out parade at Puckapunyal, on a thirty-six hour rec. [Verse 1:] and pinups on the lockers Of bleeding flesh, couldn't retrieve his legs On a thirty-six hour rec. Album: The Sun Never Sets. Mum and Dad and Denny saw the passing out parade at Puckapunyal, (1t was long march from cadets). /lyrics/r/redgum/i_was_only_19.html. interesting and valuable.