Mama said Son, how can you be happy when your brother way over in Vietnam?
How can you be happy when your brother way over in Vietnam?
I told her –
I said Mama he may got lucky and win some money
Oh he got to may bring some money back home
Mama looked at me
She said that ain't no way to talk about your brother
But he's my child too
She said Mister Johnson is tellin' everybody
Exactly what he want them to do
All right my child
What if Uncle Sam was to call you boy? (I would be so lonesome)
Oh I would miss you so much I may die
Yes if Uncle Sam should call you, Oh Lord I miss you so much I may die
Yeah you know when you get over yon' and get to fightin' them soldiers,
Yeah you know you're gonna be fightin' way upon my heart.