I have to say that this is one of two of my favorite songs.

The combination of the story and it’s meaning along with the way it is sung make for a terrific tune.

Shawn Santersero? September 22, 2008, at 10:38 PM

Throw a Nickel On the Grass

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Throw a nickel on the grass save a fighter pilot’s ass

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Throw a nickel on the grass and you’ll be safe!

Well, I’m cruising down the Yalu, doing six-and-twenty per
I cried to my flight leader, “Oh, won’t you save me, Sir!
Got two big flak holes in my wings, my engine’s outta gas!
Mayday! Mayday! Mayday! Got six MiGs on my ass!”

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Throw a nickel on the grass save a fighter pilot’s ass

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Throw a nickel on the grass and you’ll be safe!

Well, I shot my traffic pattern, to me it looked alright
The airspeed read one-ninety, I really racked it tight
The airframe gave a shudder, the engine gave a wheeze
Mayday! Mayday! Mayday! Spin instructions please!

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Throw a nickel on the grass save a fighter pilot’s ass

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Throw a nickel on the grass and you’ll be safe!

The crosswind blew me side ways, the left wing hit the ground
I firewalled the throttle, and I tried to go around
I yanked that Sabre in the air, a dozen feet or more
The engine quit, I almost shit, the gear came through the floor

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Throw a nickel on the grass save a fighter pilot’s ass

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Throw a nickel on the grass and you’ll be safe!

The lyrics can also be found at www.drinkingsongs.net

Brittany Quinn? September 03, 2008, at 02:38 PM

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