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So long boy you can take my place, got my papers I've got my pay
So pack my bags and I'll be on my way to yellow river
Put my guns down the war is won
Fill my glass high the time has come
I'm going back to the place that I love yellow river

Yellow river yellow river is in my mind and in my eyes
Yellow river yellow river is in my blood it's the place I love
Got no time for explanation got no time to lose
Tomorrow night you'll find me
Sleeping underneath the moon at yellow river

Cannon fire lingers in my mind I'm so glad that I'm still alive
And I've been gone for such a long time from yellow river
I remember the nights were cool I can still see the water pool
And I remember the girl that I knew from yellow river

Yellow river yellow river is in my mind and in my eyes
Yellow river yellow river is in my blood it's the place I love
Got no time for explanation got no time to lose
Tomorrow night you'll find me
Sleeping underneath the moon at yellow river

Yellow river yellow river is in my mind and in my eyes
Yellow river yellow river is in my blood it's the place I love



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    UnregisteredMay 7, 2012 at 6:20 pm
    I doubt he was going home to the yellow river in china ...
    Possibly any one of these:
    Yellow river - alabama, florida
    Yellow river - indiana
    Yellow river - iowa
    Yellow river - wisconsin (chippewa river tributary)
    Yellow river - wisconsin (red cedar river tributary)
    Yellow river - wisconsin (st. Croix river tributary)
    Yellow river - wisconsin (wisconsin river tributary)
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    UnregisteredNov 15, 2011 at 12:38 am
    When i first heard this song, the thai singer was saying "jello leeber. " i had no idea what the song was about until i came home and bought the canadian version. This was one of three songs that were required at the o club. Our gunship anthem "ghost riders in the sky" and "we've gotta get outa this place" were the other two.
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    KingCorkeyMar 11, 2011 at 7:08 am
    This is a Vietnam era song and conveys the sentiment of any serviceman who did his tour there who was going home to the girl he loved and the land he loved. The verse "I'm so glad that I'm still alive" is a reference to all our fallen comrades in arms who didn't make it. However you do need to correct the lyrics the second time he sings about sleeping underneath the moon. He already talked about the girl he knew there and the second time the Lyric is sung, he says tomorrow night you'll find "us" sleeping underneath the moon at yellow river.

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