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Re: Blood on the Risers
• Posted by: Ray E.   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Sunday, October 8, 2006, at 1:14 p.m.
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• In Response to: Blood on the Risers (Mark)

In the 11th Airborne we only memorized the last chorus. Now I can share it with all my veteran buddies. Thanks!

The way I always sang it was a little different. It's called "Blood
> on the Risers"

> He was just a rookie trooper and he surely shook with fright
> As they checked all his equipment and made sure his pack was tight
> He had to sit and listen to those awful engines roar;
> "You ain't gonna jump no more!"

> Chorus:
> Gory gory, what a helluva way to die
> Gory gory, what a helluva way to die
> Gory gory, what a helluva way to die
> He ain't gonna jump no more.

> Is everybody ready cried the sergeant looking up
> Our hero feebly answered "Yes" and then they stood him up,
> He leaped right out into the blast, his static line unhooked
> He ain't gonna jump no more!

> Chorus

> He counted loud, he counted long he waited for the shock
> He felt the wind, he felt the clouds, He felt the awful drop,
> He pulled his cord, the silk spilled out, and wrapped around his legs
> He ain't gonna jump no more!

> Chorus

> The days he lived and loved and laughed kept running through his mind
> He thought about his girl back home, the one he'd left behind.
> He thought about the medics and he wondered what they'd find.
> He ain't gonna jump no more!

> Chorus

> The risers wrapped around his neck, connecters cracked his dome.
> The lines were snarled and tied in knots around his skinny bones.
> The canopy became his shroud, he hurled to the ground.
> He ain't gonna jump no more!

> Chorus

> The ambulance was on the spot, The jeeps were running wild,
> The medics jumped and screamed with glee; they rolled their sleeves and
> smiled For it had been a week or more since last a chute had failed
> He ain't gonna jump no more!

> Chorus

> He hit the ground, the sound was "splat", the blood went
> spurting high,
> His comrades than were heard to say "A HELLUVA WAY TO DIE!!!"
> He lay there, rolling 'round in the welter of his gore.
> He ain't gonna jump no more!

> Chorus

> There was Blood Upon the Risers, there were brains upon his 'chute.
> Intestines were a danglin' from his paratrooper boots.
> The medics gathered up the shroud and poured him from his boots.
> He ain't gonna jump no more!

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