The USS Liberty - A Song

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I wrote this song about 2 years ago and I thought you guys might like it. Try to hear this in your mind as a new old time string band sounding song. Old Crow Medicine Showish...

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USS Liberty
by. j.passwaters
copyright 2005

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(v1)
No one cried when our sailors died
Proud men serving on the liberty
A US Flag was flyin high
They were floatin without motion
In the Straight of Sinai

Oh yea...oh yea...

Our friends circled us early that mornin'
Old Jim Ennis saw the white of their teeth
No one knew what was about to go down
They started droppin bombs on our brave men....

WE ALL THOUGHT ISRAEL WAS OUR FRIEND!!

(Chorus)
Cover it up with your biggest blanket
You couldn't sink her so now we can see
Cover it up with your biggest blanket
You couldn't sink our Liberty

(v2)
They started with rockets and machine gun fire
oh the 2nd round they let the napalm down
That wasn't enough to sink our Liberty
So They brought torpedo boats to give it a go

oh yea....oh yea....

Now 34 men lay dead or dyin
They drop life boats and began to row
No one knew what was about to go down
They started droppin bombs on running men

WE ALL THOUGHT ISRAEL WAS OUR FRIEND!!!

(Chorus)
Cover it up with your biggest blanket
You couldn't sink her so now we can see
Cover it up with your biggest blanket
You couldn't sink our Liberty

Cover it up....co...ver...it...up
You couldn't sink our Liberty
Cover it up...co..ver...it...up
You couldn't sink our liberty!