Charlie Boy
The Lumineers Lyrics


Charlie boy, don't go to war,
First born in '44
Kennedy made him believe
We could do much more

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

And Lillian, don't hang your head,
Love should make you feel good
In uniform you raised a man,
Who volunteered to stand

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

Play the bugle, play the taps
Make your mothers proud
Raise your rifles to the sky, boys
Fire that volley loud

News was bad on Upland Ave.,
Metuchen mourn our loss
Sons rebelled, while fathers yelled,
And mothers clutched the cross

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

Play the bugle, play the taps
Make your fathers proud
Raise your rifles to the sky, boys
Fire that volley loud

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Written by: Jeremy Fraites, Maxwell Hughes, Wesley Schultz

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zargrof1

Charlie boy, don't go to war, first born in forty - four
Kennedy made him believe we could do much more

Ohhh
Lillian, don't hang your head, love should make you feel good
In uniform you raised a man, who volunteered to stand

Ohhh

Play the bugle, play the taps and
Make your mothers proud
Raise your rifles to the sky boys
Fire that volley loud

News was bad on upland ave., metuchen mourn our loss
Sons rebelled, while fathers yelled, and mothers clutched the cross

Ohhh

Play the bugle, play the taps and
Make your fathers proud
Raise your rifles to the sky boys
Fire that volley loud



Ineffable //

Charlie boy, don't go to war, first born in forty four
Kennedy made him believe we could do much more

Oh
Lillian, don't hang your head, love should make you feel good
In uniform you raised a man, who volunteered to stand

Oh

Play the bugle, play the taps
Make your mothers proud
Raise your rifles to the sky boys
Fire that volley loud

News was bad on Upland Ave.,
Metuchen mourn our loss
Sons rebelled, while fathers yelled,
And mothers clutched the cross

Oh

Play the bugle, play the taps and
Make your mothers proud
Raise your rifles to the sky boys
Fire that volley loud



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Peter Schultz

This is a song about my brother, Charles J. Schultz, 2d Lt. Marine Corps, who died in Vietnam on June 3, 1967. He did not have to go to Nam or even into the military as he had been accepted into the U. of Michigan School of Natural Resources and would have been exempt. He was in Nam for 30 days when he died in a firefight in Quang Tri province. A devotee of JFK, he answered Kennedy's call by going into the Marines and to Nam. Wes of the Lumineers is his nephew, the son of my brother, Mike. May they rest in peace. May we all know peace someday.

Johann Goethe

@Darrio Quigley No that is not true. Eisenhower stopped his his presidency late 1959. The Vietnam war started in 1964 and ended in 1972/73. During that period of time Kennedy, Johnson en Nixon were president.

Wayne Mann

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Maggie C

@My Life With CP it’s true.. that’s who the song was written for. He said it himself lmfao

trideptraivodich

as a vietnamese, i'm so sorry about your loss & salute to your brother..

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Alexias B.

Looove this song!!! (:

Kalala Strzelbicka

Makes me think about the first season of REIGN, oh...good old times.

Safa Chaudhry

🥺🥺🥺

Tvdfans1864

@vlone whitee and Francis they were so good together and the note he left her with the sword and the day he died he knew cuz of the tree and he still went to save her😭

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