by Galt MacDermot

Galt MacDermot (born December 18, 1928) is a Canadian composer, pianist and writer of musical theatre. He won a Grammy Award for the song "African Waltz" in 1960. His most successful musicals have been Hair (1967; its cast album also won a Grammy) and Two Gentlemen of Verona (1971). MacDermot has a…

Ripped open by metal explosion 
Caught in barbed wire 
Bullet shock 
Throbbing meat 
Electronic data processing 
Black uniforms 
Bare feet, carbines 
Mail-order rifles 
Shoot the muscles 
256 Viet Cong captured 
256 Viet Cong captured 

Prisoners in Niggertown 
It's a dirty little war 
Three Five Zero Zero 
Take weapons up and begin to kill 
Watch the long long armies drifting home

Written by: Galt Mac Dermot, Gerome Ragni, James Rado

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