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thedrifter
02-15-03, 09:32 AM
"THE SAGA OF THE DAUNTLESS"

Written by an unknown SBD pilot from VMSB-142 on Guadalcanal in December 1942.



ON THE SHORES OF OLD NEW GEORGIA,

IN THE HOT SOUTHWESTERN SEAS.

THERE'S A PLACE WHERE HELL'S A 'BREWIN

AND IT'S CALLING NOW FOR ME.



CAUSE THE WIND IS FROM THE WESTWARD,

AND THE NIPPONESE THEY SAY,

"JUST COME BACK, YOU SONS OF *****ES"

"JUST COME BACK TO MUNDA BAY, JUST COME BACK TO MUNDA BAY."



ON THE ROAD TO MUNDA BAY

LOSING WILDCATS ON THE WAY

YOU CAN HEAR THE PILOTS CUSSING

YOU CAN HEAR THE GUNNERS PRAY,



ON THE ROAD TO MUNDA BAY.

WHERE THE FLYING ZEROS STAY,

AND THE FLACK COMES UP LIKE THUNDER

OUT OF VILLA CROSS THE BAY.



OH WE'LL BOMB THE TERETSUKIS

AND WE'LL BOMB THE CRUISERS TOO.

WE'LL DROP OUR THOUSAND POUNDERS,

WE'LL STRAFE THE WHOLE DAMN CREW



FROM THE CLOUDS SO HIGH ABOVE US,

THE ZEROS RAIN ON YOU,

THE WILDCATS COME A'HELLIN

THE AVENGERS HAUL IN TOO

(PAUSE)

(GET THOSE BASTARDS OFF MY TAIL)

ON THE ROAD TO MUNDA BAY .


Sempers,

Roger