Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Celebrating Our American Pride


I walked through a county courthouse square
On a park bench an old man was sitting there
I said, your old courthouse is kinda run down
He said, naw, it'll do for our little town
I said, your old flagpole has leaned a little bit
And that's a ragged old flag you got hanging on it

He said, have a seat, and I sat down
Is this the first time you've been to our little town?
I said, I think it is
He said, I don't like to brag
But we're kinda proud of that ragged old flag

You see, we got a little hole in that flag there when
Washington took it across the Delaware
And it got powder-burned the night Francis Scott Key
Sat watching it writing say can you see
And it got a bad rip in New Orleans
With Packingham and Jackson tuggin' at its seams

And it almost fell at the Alamo
Beside the texas flag, but she waved on though
She got cut with a sword at Chancellorsville
And she got cut again at Shiloh Hill
There was Robert E. Lee, Beauregard, and Bragg
And the south wind blew hard on that ragged old flag

On Flanders field in World War one
She got a big hole from a Bertha gun
She turned blood red in World War Two
She hung limp and low a time or two
She was in Korea and Vietnam
She went where she was sent by Uncle Sam

She waved from our ships upon the Briny foam
And now they've about quit waving her back here at home
In her own good land here she's been abused
She's been burned, dishonored, denied, and refused

And the government for which she stands
Is scandalized throughout the land
And she's getting threadbare and wearing thin
But she's in good shape for the shape she's in
'Cause she's been through the fire before
And I believe she can take a whole lot more

So we raise her up every morning
We take her down every night
We don't let her touch the ground and we fold her up right
On second thought, I do like to brag
'Cause I'm mighty proud of that ragged old flag.

12 comments:

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

I love that! Thanks for sharing it

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Happy Fourth!

Roby Sweet said...

Happy Fourth to you and your family!

The Menagerie Mom said...

What a beautiful post. I love me some Johnny Cash. Happy 4th of July, Mudpie and Melissa.

Anonymous said...

Yes, God Bless America and all of US...including Johnny Cash!

The Island Cats said...

Have a Happy 4th of July!

Caren Gittleman said...

I truly love that by Johnny Cash and I absolutely LOVE your graphic! Have a happy, safe and QUIET 4th! catchatwithcarenandcody

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Happy 4th ! Beautiful graphic.

Katie and The Katz said...

Happy Fourth Dear Mudpie and Melissa! Beuatiful Mudpie, we am proud to be Americats too!

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Happy 4th of July to you and your family Mudpie!

The Florida Furkids said...

Happy Independence Day!

The Florida Furkids

meowmeowmans said...

We hope you had a wonderful and quiet Independence Day, Mudpie and Mommy!