I actually made it all the way through the song, but not without a certain amount of choking-up.
If you're not familiar with the song... I think it's also done by The Bushwackers... I'd simply ask that you give it a listen when you get the opportunity.
There's a part at the end where the young people ask "What are they marching for?" and the narrator replies "and I ask myself the same question"... It's a heartbreaking commentary, and pretty-much sums up the futility of war.
Ron: Please remove if this isn't appropriate for the Oldies board.