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Nov 26 10 11:41 AM

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I have a silly idea, you must have seen the videos of squaddies and the like miming to bohemian rhapsody and other big tunes! Well my silly idea is that we could do one when we're together at some point and i would suggest we did it to Stan Ridgeways Camouflage!

So who fancies a laugh - it'd be good on Youtube - Surely Big G would have to the Camouflage!

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Nov 26 10 11:50 AM

Lol Phil had a similar idea like the squaddies did to "is this the way to amarillo" but we never got round to it. I think we almost did it once but half us got drunk & the rest got stoned lol   happy days.........

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Nov 27 10 5:19 AM

Ok over to our resident David Guest then................ take it away

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Jan 11 11 3:30 PM

Superb song. It was what actually got me into the game 1st time round. shhhh, showing my age now.

Here are the lyrics:
I was a P.F.C. on a search patrol, huntin' Charlie down
It was in the jungle wars of '65
My weapon jammed and I got stuck way out and all alone
And I could hear the enemy movin' in close outside
Just then I heard a twig snap and I grabbed my empty gun
And I dug in scared while I counted down my fate
And then a big Marine a giant, with a pair of friendly eyes
Appeared there at my shoulder and said "Wait."

When he came in close beside me, he said "Don't worry, son, I'm here
If Charlie wants to tangle now, he'll have two to dodge"
I said, "Well, thanks a lot!" I told him my name and asked him his
And he said "The boys just call me Camouflage"


Chorus:
Woah-oh-oh-oh, Camouflage
Things are never quite the way they seem
Woah-oh-oh-oh, Camouflage
I was awfully glad to see this big Marine



Well, I was gonna ask him where he came from, when we heard the bullets fly
Comin' through the brush, and all around our ears
It was then I saw this big Marine light a fire in his eye
And it was strange, but suddenly, I forgot my fears


Well, we fought all night, side by side, we took our battle stance
And I wondered how the bullets missed this man
'Cause they seemed to go right through him just as if he wasn't there
And in the mornin' we both took a chance and ran
And it was near the riverbank when the ambush came on top of us
And I thought it was the end, and we were had
Then a bullet with my name on it came buzzin' through a bush
And that big Marine, he just swat it with his hand
Just like it was a fly...


Chorus:
Woah-oh-oh-oh, Camouflage
Things are never quite the way they seem
Woah-oh-oh-oh, Camouflage
This was an awfully strange (big) Marine



{spoken}
And I knew there was somethin' weird about him,
'Cause when I turned around,
He was pullin' a big palm tree up outta the ground
And swattin' those Charlies with it from here to kingdom come


When he led me outta danger I saw my camp and waved goodbye
He just winked at me from the jungle and then was gone
When I got back to my H.Q., I told 'em about my night
And the battle I'd spent with a big Marine named Camouflage
When I said his name, the soldier gulped, and a medic took my arm
And led me to a green tent on the right
He said "You may be tellin' true, boy, but this here is Camouflage
And he's been right here since he passed away last night
In fact, he's been here all week long...
But before he went, he said Semper Fi, and said his only wish
Was to save a young Marine caught in a barrage
So here, take his dog tag, son, I know he'd want you to have it now"
And we both said a prayer for a big Marine named Camouflage


Chorus repeat 


So next time you're in a jungle fight, and you feel a presence near
Or hear a voice that in your mind will lodge
Just be thankful that you're not alone you've got some company
From a big Marine the boys call Camouflage


Chorus repeat x2


Hup, hey-ho, hey, left... left...
Woah, woah, Camouflage
Hey, hey-ho, ho, left... left...
Woah, woah, Camouflage
Repeat endlessly until fade...

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