Barry Sadler recordings
Victor 47-8739 (US 45)
sold over nine million copies as it had the good fortune to be on the flip
side of Barry Sadler's "The Ballad of the Green Berets". It is the third track of Ballads of the Green Berets,
released in 1966. The album
was Vietnam-themed, and this ballad is no exception. It is what you would expect from
the title, a soldier talking to his loved one about firefights and speaking
optimistically about coming home soon.