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Lyr Req: Cobra Seven (Toby Hughes)

GUEST,mgarvey@pacifier.com 04 Apr 01 - 11:09 AM
Sorcha 05 Sep 01 - 03:30 PM
GUEST,mgarvey@pacifier.com 05 Sep 01 - 08:56 PM
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Jim Dixon 23 Jan 02 - 09:43 PM
Joe Offer 20 Mar 05 - 02:20 AM
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Subject: Cobra 7 by Toby Hughes
From: GUEST,mgarvey@pacifier.com
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 11:09 AM

could anyone post the words or bc them to mgarvey@pacifier.com. thanks...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cobra 7 by Toby Hughes
From: Sorcha
Date: 05 Sep 01 - 03:30 PM

need help. I don't do snakes.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cobra 7 by Toby Hughes
From: GUEST,mgarvey@pacifier.com
Date: 05 Sep 01 - 08:56 PM

Did you want the lyrics? I have them but I can't cut and paste....it is a great song. mg


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cobra 7 by Toby Hughes
From: Sorcha
Date: 05 Sep 01 - 09:25 PM

LOL! Mary, you were the one that asked for them. (grin) Can you just type them in the post box, putting an open angle bracket < then br then close angle bracket > with no spaces after each line? It doesn't appear that they are on the web anywhere.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cobra 7 by Toby Hughes
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 23 Jan 02 - 09:43 PM

I found out this much: "Cobra Seven" appears on the Rounder compilation CD "In Country: Folk Songs of Americans in the Vietnam War," 1991. It is performed by Toby Hughes, Saul Broudy, Chuck Rosenberg, Tom Price and Robin Thomas.


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Subject: ADD: Cobra Seven
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Mar 05 - 02:20 AM

Well, here's my attempt at a transcription. Maybe some Vietnam vets can correct the place names and explain what a FAC is. You can listen to the song here (click). This is a great CD, by the way.

Cobra Seven

Fill your mugs and glasses,
And I'll sing to you a song
Of a FAC called Cobra Seven
And his fight against the Cong.
We flew III Corps together (three corps?)
We worked it night and day
From the dusty strip at Ku-chi (?)
To the main street of Song Bay (?)

He was flying late one evening
Round the mountain near Te-Nimh (?)
When he heard the chopper's "Mayday!
We're hit and goin' in!"
At the base of Te-Nimh (?) Mountain,
He saw the Huey fall.
He started for the crash site
And made a Mayday call.

He heard the voice on guard then (?)
A survivor on the ground.
There's three of us alive here,
And bad guys all around.
As he looked down at the clearing,
Saw VC all about,
Help was on the way now,
But time was running out.

He armed his Willie Peter (?)
He still had two full racks;
Hosed (?) two off at the VC,
And stopped them in their tracks.
Then he saw the Cong regrouping,
And once more moving in;
He fired his last two rockets
And turned them back again.

A Huey out of Te-Nimh
Then arrived upon the scene;
To cover for the rescue,
He grabbed his M-16.
He was firing out the window,
Flying low across the trees,
With the bullets swarming 'round him,
Like a hive of deadly bees.

The Friendlies watched in wonder
At this pilot bold and brave;
One man holding back twenty
While the Huey made the save.
As they climbed aboard the chopper,
Saw the VC find the range,
And they cried for Cobra Seven
As he went down in flames.

In the dusty heat of III Corps
When the Army's long day ends,
They speak in silent voices
Of the FAC who saved their friends.
From Lai-Kay up to Bu-Dop (?)
From Ku-chi (?) to Fook-long (?)
They remember Cobra Seven
And his fight against the Cong.


from the Rounder compilation CD In Country: Folk Songs of Americans in the Vietnam War, 1991. Performed by Toby Hughes, Saul Broudy, Chuck Rosenberg, Tom Price and Robin Thomas.

It's unclear who wrote the song - and as you can see, there are a lot of parts I don't completely understand. Good story, though.

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cobra Seven (Toby Hughes)
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Oct 09 - 09:30 PM

He armed his Willie Peter (?) Willie Peter is White Phosphors.

We flew III Corps together (three corps?)
Vietnam was divided into areas of operation. Closest to the North was I Corp. Then South of that was II Corp and then III Corp.
Hosed two off ? Not sure but I think he fired off two rockets.
He heard the voice on guard then (?) I think he is saying someone's name.

Ku-chi, Song Bay, Te-Nimh Mountain, Lai-Kay, Bu-Dop and Fook-long are all villages or towns in Vietnam. I am not sure of the spelling though. I spent most of my time in I Corp with the 1st Cal Div at Camp Evans. It was just North of Hue. Pronounced "Way" so you can see how the spelling goes.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cobra Seven (Toby Hughes)
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 04:52 AM

Hi,

here you can read a bit more about the FAC and Cobra Seven.
http://www.fac-assoc.org/19%20TASS/19thTASS.htm


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Subject: Lyr Add: COBRA SEVEN (Toby Hughes)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 05:05 AM

COBRA SEVEN

Fill your mugs and glasses and I'll sing to you a song,
of a FAC called Cobra Seven and his fight against the Cong.

We flew III Corps together, we worked it night and day,
from the dusty strip of Cu Chi to the main street of Song Be.

He was flying late one evening round the mountain near Tay Ninh
when he heard the choppers mayday, "We're hit and going in".

At the base of Tay Ninh mountain he saw the Huey fall.
He started for the crash sight and made a mayday call.

He heard a voice on Guard then of a survivor on the ground,
"There's 3 of us alive here and bad guys all around".

As he looked down at the clearing he saw VC all about.
Help was on the way now but time was running out.

He armed his Willy Peter, he still had 2 full racks.
He hosed them at the VC and stopped them in their tracks.

Then he saw the Cong regrouping, and once more moving in.
He fired his last 2 rockets and turned them back again.

A Huey out of Tay Ninh then arrived upon the scene.
To cover for the rescue, he grabbed his M-16.

He was firing out the window, flying low across the trees,
with the bullets swarming around him like a hive of deadly bees.

The friendlies watched in wonder at this pilot bold and brave;
one man holding back 20, while the Huey made the save.

As they climbed aboard the chopper they saw the VC find the range;
and they cried for Cobra Seven as he went down in flames.

In the dusty heat of III Corps, when the Army's long day ends,
they speak in silent voices of the FAC who saved their friends.

From Lai Khe up to Bu Dop, from Cu Chi to Phuoc Long,
they remember Cobra Seven and his fight against the Cong.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cobra Seven (Toby Hughes)
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 05:07 AM

from

Cobra Seven in Wars in History Channel

Google that.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cobra Seven (Toby Hughes)
From: GUEST,Toby Hughes
Date: 26 Jan 10 - 02:40 PM

"Cobra Seven" was written by Toby Hughes, who was an F-4C Aircraft Commander in the 557th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Cam Ranh Bay AB.
The story is fiction, but is loosely based on fact, in that its basis is the Medal of Honor mission of Captain Hilliard A. Wilbanks, 24 February 1967. In addition to the Rounder CD mentioned, it is also available on the Erosonic CD "Fast and Low: Songs of the Air War Down South."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cobra Seven (Toby Hughes)
From: GUEST,ponytail
Date: 22 Mar 13 - 04:27 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3nk9EB3bMM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cobra Seven (Toby Hughes)
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 30 Jun 13 - 12:34 AM

"Hosed" means to fire.

"Guard" is a radio frequency reserved for emergency traffic.


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