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Got a tune in my head !!! Any one help please ?

Old 20th Aug 2021, 19:54
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Got a tune in my head !!! Any one help please ?

Dear all,
I was saw a film clip of F-105 Thunderchiefs operating in the ‘Red River Valley’ area of North Vietnam. The tune had the words red river valley in the refrain. It was not the country and western hit of the same name.
​​​​​​…..and we go out to the red river valley…..
Any clues folks?
Thanks in anticipation
David
P. S please help yourselves to this thread if you are stuck for a song you’ve almost lost !
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Old 20th Aug 2021, 20:01
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Not this one?
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Old 20th Aug 2021, 20:02
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https://search.azlyrics.com/search.p...y&w=lyrics&p=1

Edit: yup, No 10!
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Old 21st Aug 2021, 00:12
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https://www.ingeb.org/songs/redriver.html

another time, another place

RED RIVER VALLEY

To the Red River Valley we are going,
For to get us some trains and some trucks.
But if I had my say so about it,
I'd still be at home in the sack.

Come and sit by my side at the briefing,
Do not hasten to bid me adieu.
To the Red River Valley we're going,
And I'm flying four in Flight Blue.

We went for to check on the weather,
And they said it was clear as could be.
I lost my wingman 'round the field,
And the rest augered in out at sea.

S-2 said there's no flak where we're going,
S-2 said there's no flak on the way.
There's a dark overcast o'er the target,
I'm beginning to doubt what they say.

To the valley they say we are going,
And many strange sights will we see.
But the one there that held my attention,
Was the SAM that they threw up at me.

To the valley he said he was flying,
And he never saw the medal that he earned.
Many jocks have flown into the valley,
And a number have never returned.


So I listened as he briefed on the mission,
Tonight at the bar Teak Flight will sing.
But we're going to the Red River Valley,
And today you are flying my wing.

Oh, the flak is so thick in the valley,
That the MiGs and the SAMs we don't need.
So fly high and down-sun in the valley,
And guard well the ass of Teak Lead.

Now things turn to shit in the valley,
And the briefing I gave, you don't heed.
They'll be waiting at the Hanoi Hilton,
And it's fish heads and rice for Teak Lead.

We refueled on the way to the valley,
In the States it had always been fun.
But with thunder and lightning all around us,
'twas the last A. A. R. for Teak One.

When he came to a bridge in the valley,
He saw a duty that he couldn't shun.
For the first to roll in on the target,
Was my leader, old Teak Number One.

Oh, he flew through the flak toward the target,
With his bombs and his rockets drew a bead.
But he never pulled out of his bomb run,
'twas fatal for another Teak Lead.

So come sit by my side at the briefing,
We will sit there and tickle the beads.
For we're going to the Red River Valley,
And my call sign for today is Teak Lead.
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Old 21st Aug 2021, 01:52
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Woody did it before Arlo, but it’s not the aviation version:

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Old 22nd Aug 2021, 12:40
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Originally Posted by Ninthace View Post
In one. Im amazed thank you so much!
All I’ve got to do now is find it on CD somewhere somehow.
Thanks folks l was beginning to think it was my imagination!!

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Old 22nd Aug 2021, 14:07
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Originally Posted by The AvgasDinosaur View Post
Dear all,
I was saw a film clip of F-105 Thunderchiefs operating in the ‘Red River Valley’ area of North Vietnam. The tune had the words red river valley in the refrain. It was not the country and western hit of the same name.
​​​​​​…..and we go out to the red river valley…..
Any clues folks?
Thanks in anticipation
David
P. S please help yourselves to this thread if you are stuck for a song you’ve almost lost !
If I may take you up on your kind offer, not a song as such but I have been trying for a long time to find a copy of a backing track to a VHS video which featured various A-A and A-G weapon effects. It was narrated by Rory Underwood and featured music by a group called Kick. My copy was stolen went missing during an office move at Shabbywood.
Grateful for any help from the JB collective.
Many thanks.
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Old 10th Sep 2021, 19:04
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Originally Posted by Ninthace View Post
Yes that’s the one I seriously wish to purchase preferably in a format of CD or USB (sadly to fit my car - my file conversion skills are d- ) beer token reward if you find me one !!
Thanks David
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Old 11th Sep 2021, 07:02
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Originally Posted by The AvgasDinosaur View Post
Yes that’s the one I seriously wish to purchase preferably in a format of CD or USB (sadly to fit my car - my file conversion skills are d- ) beer token reward if you find me one !!
Courtesy of Wikipedia:

"Red River Valley" has also been recorded by Roy Acuff, Arlo Guthrie, Lynn Anderson, the Andrews Sisters, Eddy Arnold, Moe Bandy, Suzy Bogguss, Johnny Bond, Boxcar Willie, Elton Britt, John Darnielle, Foster & Allen, Larry Groce, the McGuire Sisters, the Mills Brothers, Michael Martin Murphey, Johnnie Ray, Riders in the Sky, Riders of the Purple Sage, Tex Ritter, Marty Robbins, Jimmie Rodgers, Roy Rogers, Pete Seeger, the Sons of the Pioneers, Tex Morton, Billy Walker, Roger Whittaker, Cassandra Wilson, Glenn Yarbrough, James McMurtry and George Strait.
I'm pretty sure no recordings exist with the pilots' customised lyrics (of which there are several sub-variations), but here they are in full: Red River Valley (2) (traditionalmusic.co.uk)
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If this happens when you are wearing a uniform hat, for example, you could always take the band out.

Might sound different.

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María Mendiola, who sang the disco anthem Yes Sir, I Can Boogie, has died at the age of 69.

The one with the light brown hair.



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Old 12th Sep 2021, 12:07
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Originally Posted by visibility3miles View Post
Woody did it before Arlo, but it’s not the aviation version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM54-ZRd-9k
But, if you really want a *tune* not forgetting

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Old 15th Sep 2021, 18:48
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Thank you all for your diligent searches on my behalf. It doesn’t look like it was ever published least not officially in the version I desire.
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I now got these rocks in my head.

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