Hart Brothers
Who's Gonna Fly Their Flags (acoustic)
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: Al & Buddy Hart
Music Credits: Al & Buddy Hart
Producer Credits: Hart Brothers Music
Publisher Credits: ALBUD Pub.
Performance Credits: Hart Brothers
Label Credits: ALBUD Records
Description
Short Song Description:
A woman looses he husband and son to wars. They give her flags to fly.
Long Song Description:
Two US flags are acquired at a yard sale, one has 50 stars one has 48 stars.
Story Behind the Song:
War and sacrifice
Metadata
Song Length: 3:34
Primary Genre: Country-Americana
Secondary Genre: -
Tempo: Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Sadness
Mood 1: Moving
Mood 2: Gloomy
Similar Artist 1: John Prine
Similar Artist 2: Steve Earle
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later