50000 Names Lyrics - George Jones

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There's teddy bears and high school rings
and old photographs that mamas bring
Of daddies with their young boy, playing ball.
There's combat boots,he used to wear,
When he was sent over there.
And there's 50,000 names, carved in the wall

There's cigarettes, and cans of beer
and notes that say I miss you dear
and children who don't say anything at all.
There's purple hearts and packs of gum
fatherless daughters and fatherless sons
and there's 50,000 names carved in the wall

They come from all across this land
In pickup trucks and mini vans
Searching for a boy from long ago
They scan the wall and find his name
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The teardrops fall like pouring rain
and silently they leave a gift and go

There's Stars of David and rosary beads
and crucifixion figurines
and flowers of all colors large and small
There's a Boy Scout badge and a merit pin
Little American flags waving in the wind
and there's 50,000 names carved in the wall.






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Song and Times | Reviewer: James | 5/16/13

Hello All, It seems to have been quite awhile since the last post here. I do the karaoke version of this song and and as a Veteran that was lucky enough to go to Thailand instead of Viet-Nam, this is a song that I really love doing. I lost a friend of mine there as did a lot of others and I always dedicate this song and "Some Gave All" to their memory and to all that served. It is with great Pride that I do this song and will always remember George as a fallen comrade. May his memory and song last for eternity. Thank You for letting me post here.
James (67-68 Sattahip Thailand)

review | Reviewer: J. Wigley | 10/8/12

I served during the Vietnam war. I graduated with 26,000 others from the Non-Commissioned Officer Canidate school as a Sgt. E-5.
I was forunate enough to be sent to Korea instead of Vietnam. Many of my close buddies and high school graduates never made it home from there. Many that did came back to never be the same again. God Bless the writer and George Jones for doing this song.Every time I hear it it rips my heart out. George is the only singer that could do justice to this song. May we never forget what so many gave there and may we never commit our young men and women to such a fruitless endeavor again. The average age of those who died there was nineteen years, just babies and we will never know what each one might have contributed to this great land of ours. I pray our elected leaders will hear this song and never forget.

Interested in interviewing veterans | Reviewer: Jaclynn | 5/13/11

I'm taking a college history class at my high school, and I've chosen to do a video about the struggles for veterans throughout American history. I would like to interview veterans about how they felt when they returned home, if they could find jobs, how their family received them, if home was what they dreamed it would be, and use their voices in my video. If you are interested, please email me at captainjaclynn@yahoo.com ASAP

Thank You | Reviewer: Larry C. Newman | 10/8/09

I have tried to step up to the wall 4 times and each time I have stopped short dropped to my knees and cried. Camp Eagle, Fire base Evens, and 3 tours have left me with memories of my fallen friends. Just the words and Georges voice bring me to tears each time I here him sing 50,000 names. His music and the wall will for ever live in me. I am going back to the wall in December with my last surviving crew chief and door gunner. We are going to try and trace the names of every one we flew with. Hopefully this song will give me the strength to take those last few steps. Thank you George.

Brought a tear | Reviewer: Viet vet | 3/23/09

As a Vietnam veteran who knew some of those 58,000, it brought a tear. I probably think more about that war now than I did soon after it.

When people my age die, I think about how much was taken from those who died young; what they might have been or what they might have done, but killed in what turned out be for very little.

George Jones | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/24/08

I am Glad they picked George to sing this song I dont belive that anyone else could diliver the Lyrics the way he can,I served in the Army in while the conflict was going on and Glad I served my country,So many gave all,and so many have been forgotten by our leaders today,Thank you for the song,

George Jones | Reviewer: Emmett Withrow | 11/24/08

I am Glad they picked George to sing this song I dont belive that anyone else could diliver the Lyrics the way he can,I served in the Army in while the conflict was going on and Glad I served my country,So many gave all,and so many have been forgotten by our leaders today,Thank you for the song,

50,000 Names - | Reviewer: William Harvey | 7/2/08

I was wounded in Viet Nam in 1967. This song makes me pround that I served (USMC). How quick do our Politicians forget that 50,000 plus in Viet Nam and the men and women lost in our current conflicts. Billy Ray said it in a song "All gave some and some gave all". This is just another song that makes proud to be an American.

dunno | Reviewer: drew walston | 10/23/07

Im tryin to find a song george jones sang with merle haggard i think! Ive been looking for it everywhere but cant find it some of the lyrics are,... We must of been drunk when we said we'd stop drinkin, a double shot over the line oh we had to be drunk lord what was we thinkin we must of been out of our minds!: can u help me find this song?



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