Hart Brothers
Who's Gonna Fly Their Flag
Lyrics
Who's Gonna Fly Their Flags

At a yard sale in the country---I bought a tattered box
The price was only two bucks---there was two flags on the top
One had fifty stars---one had forty eight
One said 1945---the other 68

I opened up the box---I took a look inside
There a letter from a lady---said that she was bound to die
Could the buyer of this box---please treasure it with pride
And fly these flags of freedom---on the fourth of July
Chorus
Who's gonna fly their flags---on the fourth of July
Who's gonna praise their memory---with a tear in their eye
Who's gonna tell us all---why they had to die
Oh tell me---who's gonna fly their flags

On the sands Iwo Jima ---her husband paid the price
For the freedom of his wife n son---a man lay down his life
They gave her a flag---in his memory she could fly
And speak of his glory---on the fourth of July

To a rice field in Vietnam ---her son was sent to fight
For the freedom of another land---her son gave up his life
They gave her another flag---she could fly them side by side
And speak out their names---with a tear in her eyes
Chores
Now who's gonna fly their flags---on the fourth of July
Who's gonna praise their memory---with tears in their eyes
Who's gonna tell us all---why they had to die
Oh tell me---who' gonna fly their flags

Oh I'm gonna fly their flags---on the fourth of July
I'm gonna praise their memories---with tears in my eyes
They fought for our freedom---they paid with their lives
Please help me---we're gonna fly their flags
Together---we're gonna fly their flags
Credits
Lyrics Credits: Buddy & Alfred Hart
Music Credits: Alfred & Buddy Hart
Producer Credits: Hart Brothers Music
Publisher Credits: ALBUD Publishing
Performance Credits: Hart Brothers
Label Credits: ALBUD Records
Description
Short Song Description:
A women's plea for some one to remember
the sacrifice of her husband and son
by flying their flags
Long Song Description:
The song tells a story of how a husband dies in world war 2, his wife is given
a 48 star flag. She is given a 50 star flag when Their son is killed in Nam.
She flies the flags together on the 4th
of July each year. Now she is dyeing and
there is no one left to fly their Flags!
Story Behind the Song:
I found a pair of US flags at a garage sale, it occurred to me that there was no one left in this home who wanted to care for these flags or didn't know the hero's they represented.
Metadata
Song Length: 3:42
Primary Genre: Country-General
Secondary Genre: Country-Traditional
Tempo: Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Freedom
Subject Matter 2: Patriotic
Mood 1: Moving
Mood 2: Poignant
Similar Artist 1: Alan Jackson
Similar Artist 2: Dierks Bentley
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later