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USO Show Troupe: The American Heartland Tribute

In this performance, The USO's Show Troupe celebrates the contributions by American military servicemembers throughout history. The singers perform patriotic classics like "America The Beautiful" and "My Country 'Tis of Thee" along with jazzy pop like "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" and a Motown medley.

AIRED: July 04, 2020 | 0:56:45
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♪ O beautiful for spacious skies ♪

♪ For amber waves of grain ♪

♪ For purple mountain majesties, above the fruited plain ♪

♪ America! America! God shed His grace on thee ♪

♪ And crown thy good with brotherhood ♪

♪ From sea to shining sea ♪

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♪ O beautiful for heroes proved in liberating strife ♪

♪ Who more than self their country loved ♪

♪ And mercy more than life ♪

♪ America! America! God mend thine every flaw ♪

♪ Confirm thy soul in self-control ♪

♪ Thy liberty in law ♪

♪ America! America! God shed His grace on thee ♪

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♪ America! America! God shed His grace on thee ♪

♪ And crown thy good with brotherhood ♪

♪ From sea to shining sea ♪

♪ America ♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

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♪ Gonna take a sentimental journey ♪

♪ Gonna set my heart at ease ♪

♪ Gonna take a sentimental journey to renew old memories ♪

♪ Got my bag, I got my reservation ♪

♪ I wanna go home ♪

♪ Spent each dime I could afford ♪

♪ I wanna go home ♪

♪ Like a child in wild anticipation ♪

♪ Long to hear that "All aboard!" ♪

Well, hi, there, ladies.

Hi, Brandon.

♪ Pardon me, gals, is that the Chattanooga Choo Choo? ♪

♪ Chattanooga ♪

♪ Track 29 ♪

♪ Track 29 ♪

♪ Boy, you can give me a shine ♪

♪ Boy, you can give me a shine ♪

♪ I can afford to board the Chattanooga Choo Choo ♪

♪ Chattanooga ♪

♪ I got my fare ♪

♪ I got my fare ♪

♪ And just a trifle to spare ♪ ♪ To spare ♪

♪ You leave the Pennsylvania station at a quarter to four ♪

♪ Read a magazine and then you're in Baltimore ♪

♪ Dinner in the diner, nothin' could be finer ♪

♪ Than to have your ham and eggs in Carolina ♪

♪ When you hear the whistle blowin' eight to the bar ♪

♪ Then you know that Tennessee is not very far ♪

♪ Shovel all the coal in, gotta keep it rollin' ♪

♪ Whoo, whoo, Chattanooga, there you are ♪

♪ Oh, Chattanooga, Chattanooga ♪

♪ Chattanooga, Chattanooga ♪

♪ Do you hear that whistle down the line? ♪

♪ I figure that's the engine number forty-nine ♪

♪ She's the only one that'll sound that way ♪

♪ On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe ♪

[ Bell dings ] ♪ All aboard ♪

♪ All aboard ♪ ♪ All aboard ♪

♪ Woo-oo-woo-oo-woo-oo woo-oo-woo-woo ♪

♪ Hey, Jim, you better get that rig ♪

♪ Woo-oo-woo-oo-woo-oo woo-oo-woo-woo ♪

♪ She's got a list of passengers that's pretty big ♪

♪ And they all want lifts to Brown's Hotel ♪

♪ 'Cause lots of them been travelin' for quite a spell ♪

♪ All the way from Philadelphia ♪

♪ On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe ♪

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♪ Do you hear that whistle down the line? ♪ ♪ Pardon me, boy ♪

♪ Is that the Chattanooga Choo Choo? ♪

♪ I figure that's the engine number forty-nine ♪

♪ Track 29 ♪ ♪ She's the only one that'll sound that way ♪

♪ On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe ♪

♪ See the old smoke risin' 'round the bend ♪ ♪ I can afford ♪

♪ To board the Chattanooga Choo Choo ♪

♪ I reckon that she knows she's gonna meet a friend ♪

♪ I got my fare ♪ ♪ She's the only one that'll sound that way ♪

♪ On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe ♪

♪ You leave the Pennsylvania station at a quarter to four ♪

♪ Read a magazine and then you're in Baltimore ♪

♪ Dinner in the diner, nothin' could be finer ♪

♪ Than to have your ham and eggs in Carolina ♪

♪ When you hear the whistle blowin' eight to the bar ♪

♪ Then you know that Tennessee is not very far ♪

♪ Shovel all the coal in, gotta keep it rollin' ♪

♪ Whoo, whoo, Chattanooga, there you are ♪

♪ And they all want lifts to Brown's Hotel ♪

♪ 'Cause lots of them been travelin' for quite a spell ♪

♪ All the way from Philadelphia ♪

♪ On the Atchison, Topeka ♪

♪ And the Chattanooga Choo Choo ♪

♪ And the Santa Fe ♪

♪ Got my bag, I got my reservation ♪

♪ Sentimental journey ♪

♪ All aboard ♪

[ Bell dings ]

[ Steam hisses ]

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[ Applause ]

How we doing tonight, Gretna?

[ Audience cheering ]

Oh, come on. You can do better than that.

How you doing tonight?!

[ Audience cheering ]

That's what I love to hear.

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♪ A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H, I got a gal in Kalamazoo ♪

♪ I don't want to boast, but I know she's the most ♪

♪ In Kalamazoo, zoo, zoo, zoo, zoo, zoo ♪

♪ Years have gone by, oh, my, how she grew ♪

♪ I liked her looks when I carried her books ♪

♪ In Kalamazoo, zoo, zoo, zoo, zoo, zoo ♪

♪ Sendin' out a wire, hoppin' on a flier, leavin' today ♪

♪ Am I dreamin'? ♪ I can hear her screamin' ♪

♪ Heya, Mr. Murray ♪

♪ Everything's O-K-A-L-A-M-A-Z-O-O ♪

♪ Oh, what a gal, a real pipperoo ♪

♪ I'll make my bid to the freckle-faced kid ♪

♪ I'm hurryin' to ♪

♪ I'm goin' to Michigan to see the sweetest gal in Kalamazoo ♪

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♪ A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H, I got a guy in Kalamazoo ♪

♪ Don't want to boast, but I know he's the most ♪

♪ In Kalamazoo, zoo, zoo, zoo, zoo, zoo ♪

♪ Years have gone by, oh, my, how he grew ♪

♪ I liked his looks when he carried my books ♪

♪ In Kalamazoo, zoo, zoo, zoo, zoo, zoo ♪

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♪ I'm leavin' today ♪

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Hey, there, cutie!

♪ Everything's O-K-A-L-A-M-A-Z-O-O ♪

♪ Oh, what a gal ♪ ♪ Oh, what a guy ♪

♪ A real pipperoo ♪

♪ A real pipperoo ♪

♪ I'll make my bid to the freckle-faced kid ♪

♪ I'm hurryin' to ♪

♪ I'm goin' to Michigan to see the sweetest gal ♪

♪ I ought to see the sweetest guy ♪

♪ Back there in Kalamazoo ♪

[ Applause ]

[ Trumpet playing ]

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[ All scatting ]

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♪ He was a famous trumpet man from out Chicago way ♪

♪ He had a boogie style that no one else could play ♪

♪ He was the top man at his craft ♪

♪ But then his number came up, and he was gone with the draft ♪

♪ He's in the army now, a-blowin' reveille ♪

♪ He's the boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B ♪

♪ They made him blow a bugle for his Uncle Sam ♪

♪ It really brought him down because he could not jam ♪

♪ The captain seemed to understand ♪

♪ Because the next day, the cap went out and drafted a band ♪

♪ And now the company jumps when he plays reveille ♪

♪ He's the boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B ♪

♪ A-root, a-toot, a-toot-diddelyada-toot ♪

♪ He blows it eight-to-the-bar, in boogie rhythm ♪

♪ He can't blow a note ♪

♪ Unless the bass and guitar is playin' with 'im ♪

♪ And the company jumps when he plays reveille ♪

♪ He's the boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B ♪

♪ He was some boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B ♪

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♪ Don't sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me ♪

♪ Anyone else but me, anyone else but me, no, no, no ♪

♪ Don't sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me ♪

♪ Till I come marching home ♪

♪ Don't go walking down Lovers' Lane with anyone else but me ♪

♪ Anyone else but me, anyone else but me, no, no, no ♪

♪ Don't go walking down Lovers' Lane with anyone else but me ♪

♪ Till I come marching home ♪

♪ I just got word from a girl who heard ♪

♪ From the gal next door to me ♪

What'd she say?

♪ The boy she met just loves to pet, and he fits you to a T ♪

♪ So don't sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me ♪

♪ Till I come marching home ♪

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♪ Ooh ♪

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♪ Ooh ♪

♪ Of all the boys I've known, and I've known some ♪

♪ When I first met you, I was lonesome ♪

♪ Then you came in sight, dear, my heart grew light ♪

♪ And this whole world grew new to me ♪

♪ You're really swell, I have to admit you ♪

♪ Deserve expression that really fits you ♪

♪ But I've racked my brain, trying to explain ♪

♪ All the things that you do to me ♪

♪Bei mir bist du schoen, please let me explain ♪

♪Bei mir bist du schoen means that you're grand ♪

♪Bei mir bist du schoen, again I'll explain ♪

♪ It means you're the fairest in the land ♪

♪ I could say"bella, bella" even say"wunderbar" ♪

♪ Each language only helps me tell you how grand you are ♪

♪ I've tried to explain, bei mir bist du schoen ♪

♪ So kiss me and say you'll understand ♪

Alright, girls, let's take it back to "Boogie."

[ All scatting ]

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♪ He puts the boys to sleep with boogie every night ♪

♪ And wakes 'em up the same way in the early bright ♪

♪ They clap their hands and stamp their feet ♪

♪ Because they know how he plays when someone gives him a beat ♪

♪ He really breaks it up when he plays reveille ♪

♪ He's the boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B ♪

[ All scatting ]

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♪ And now the company jumps when he plays reveille ♪

♪ He's the boogie woogie bugle boy of Company B! ♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

It's party time!

♪ Baby, baby, it looks like it's gonna hail ♪

♪ I said, baby, baby, it looks like it's gonna hail ♪

♪ You better come inside, let me teach you how to jive and wail ♪

♪ Oh, you gotta ♪

♪ Jump, jive, and then you wail ♪

♪ You gotta jump, jive, and then you wail ♪

♪ You gotta jump, jive, and then you wail ♪

♪ You gotta jump, jive, and then you wail ♪

♪ You gotta jump, jive, and then you wail away ♪

Here we go!

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♪ Papa's in the icebox lookin' for a can of ale ♪

♪ Papa's in the icebox lookin' for a can of ale ♪

♪ Mama's in the backyard learning how to jive and wail ♪

♪ Jump, jive, and then you wail ♪

♪ You gotta jump, jive, and then you wail ♪

♪ You gotta jump, jive, and then you wail ♪

♪ You gotta jump, jive, and then you wail ♪

♪ You gotta jump, jive, and then you wail away ♪

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♪ Jack and Jill went up the hill to get a pail ♪

♪ Jack and Jill went up the hill to get a pail ♪

♪ Jill stayed up, she's gonna learn how to jive and wail ♪

♪ A woman is a woman, but a man ain't nothin' but a male ♪

Excuse me?

♪ I said a woman is a woman, but a man ain't nothin' but a male ♪

♪ One good thing about him, he knows how to jive and wail ♪

♪ Jump, jive, and then you wail ♪

♪ You gotta jump, jive, and then you wail ♪

♪ You gotta jump, jive, and then you wail ♪

♪ You gotta jump, jive, and then you wail ♪

♪ You gotta jump, jive, and then you wail away ♪

Here we go.

♪ Jump, jive, and then you wail ♪

♪ You gotta jump, jive, and then you wail ♪

♪ You gotta jump, jive, and then you wail ♪

♪ You gotta jump, jive, and then you wail ♪

♪ You gotta jump, jive, and then you wail away ♪

♪ Jump, jive, and then you wail ♪

♪ You gotta jump, jive, and then you wail ♪

♪ You gotta jump, jive, and then you wail ♪

♪ You gotta jump, jive, and then you wail ♪

♪ You gotta jump, jive, and then you wail away ♪

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♪ You're a grand old flag, you're a high-flying flag ♪

♪ And forever in peace may you wave ♪

♪ You're the emblem of the land I love ♪

♪ The home of the free and the brave ♪

♪ Ev'ry heart beats true for the red, white, and blue ♪

♪ Where there's never a boast or brag ♪

♪ Should old acquaintance be forgot ♪

♪ Keep your eye on that grand old flag ♪

Join in, ladies.

♪ You're a grand old flag, you're a high-flying flag ♪

♪ And forever in peace may you wave ♪

♪ You're the emblem of the land I love ♪

♪ The home of the free and the brave ♪

♪ Ev'ry heart beats true for the red, white, and blue ♪

♪ Where there's never a boast or brag ♪

♪ Should old acquaintance be forgot ♪

♪ Keep your eye on that grand old flag ♪

♪ You're a grand old flag, you're a high-flying flag ♪

♪ And forever in peace may you wave ♪

♪ You're the emblem of the land I love ♪

♪ The home of the free and the brave ♪

♪ Ev'ry heart beats true for the red, white, and blue ♪

♪ Where there's never a boast or brag ♪

♪ Should old acquaintance be forgot ♪

♪ Keep your eye on that grand old flag ♪

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This next song is one I grew up singing,

and I'm sure a lot of you did, too.

So please feel free to join in if you know the words.

"My Country, 'Tis of Thee."

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♪ My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty ♪

♪ Of thee I sing ♪

♪ Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrims' pride ♪

♪ From ev'ry mountainside let freedom ring ♪

♪ Let music swell the breeze and ring from all the trees ♪

♪ Sweet freedom's song ♪

♪ Let mortal tongues awake, let all that breathe partake ♪

♪ Let rocks their silence break, the sound prolong ♪

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♪ I was walking along, minding my business ♪

♪ When out of an orange colored sky ♪

♪ Flash, bam, alakazam ♪

♪ Wonderful you walked by ♪

♪ I was hummin' a tune, drinking in sunshine ♪

♪ When out of that orange colored view ♪

♪ Flash, bam, alakazam ♪

♪ I ran into you ♪

♪ One look and I yelled timber ♪

♪ Watch out for flying glass ♪

♪ 'Cause the ceiling came in and the bottom went out ♪

♪ I went into a spin, and I started to shout I've been hit ♪

♪ This is it, I've been hit ♪

♪ I was walking along minding my business ♪

♪ When love came and hit me in the eye ♪

♪ Flash, bam, alakazam ♪

♪ Out of an orange colored sky ♪

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♪ One look and I yelled timber ♪

♪ Watch out for flying glass ♪

♪ 'Cause the ceiling came in and the bottom went out ♪

♪ I went into a spin, and I started to shout this is it ♪

♪ I've been hit, I've been hit, I've been hit ♪

♪ I was walking along minding my business ♪

♪ When love came and hit me in the eye ♪

♪ Flash, bam, alakazam ♪

♪ Out of an orange colored, purple striped ♪

♪ Yellow, pink, and polka dotted ♪

♪ Flash, bam, alakazam ♪

♪ Winter sky ♪

♪ Out of an orange colored sky ♪

[ Applause ]

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♪ I'm comin' home, I've done my time ♪

♪ Now I've got to know what is and isn't mine ♪

♪ If you've received a letter telling you I'll soon be free ♪

♪ Then you know just what to do if you still want me ♪

♪ Oh, if you still want me ♪

♪ Oh, tie a yellow ribbon ♪ ♪ Tie a ribbon 'round the ole oak tree ♪

♪ 'Round the ole oak tree ♪ ♪ Tie a ribbon 'round the ole oak tree ♪

♪ It's been three long years, do you still want me? ♪

♪ Still want me ♪

♪ If I don't see a ribbon 'round that ole oak tree ♪

♪ I'll stay on the bus, forget about us ♪

♪ And put the blame on me ♪

♪ If I don't see a yellow ribbon ♪

♪ 'Round that ole oak tree ♪ ♪ 'Round the ole oak tree ♪

♪♪

♪ Bus driver, please look for me ♪

♪ 'Cause I couldn't bear to see what I might see ♪

♪ I'm really still in prison, and my love, she holds the key ♪

♪ A simple yellow ribbon is what I really need ♪

♪ So I wrote, and I told her please ♪

♪ Oh, tie a yellow ribbon ♪ ♪ Tie a ribbon 'round the ole oak tree ♪

♪ 'Round the ole oak tree ♪ ♪ Tie a ribbon 'round the ole oak tree ♪

♪ It's been three long years, do you still want me? ♪

♪ Still want me ♪

♪ If I don't see a ribbon 'round that ole oak tree ♪

♪ I'll stay on the bus, forget about us ♪

♪ And put the blame on me ♪

♪ If I don't see a ribbon ♪

♪ 'Round that ole oak tree ♪ ♪ 'Round the ole oak tree ♪

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♪ Now the whole damn bus is cheerin' ♪

♪ And guess what I see ♪

♪ A hundred yellow ribbons ♪

♪ 'Round that ole oak tree ♪ ♪ 'Round the ole oak tree ♪

♪ Tie a ribbon 'round the ole oak tree ♪

♪ I'm comin' home ♪ ♪ Tie a ribbon 'round the ole oak tree ♪

♪ I'll see you soon, my sweet ♪ ♪ Tie a ribbon 'round the ole oak tree ♪

♪ Sweet baby, yeah, yeah, yeah ♪

♪ Tie a ribbon 'round the ole oak tree ♪

♪ I'm comin' home ♪ ♪ Tie a ribbon 'round the ole oak tree ♪

♪ I'll see you soon ♪ ♪ Tie a ribbon 'round the ole oak tree ♪

♪ Ooh, yeah ♪

[ Applause ]

Hello, everyone! How are we doing tonight?!

[ Audience cheering ]

My name is Christina Carlucci,

and I've been a member of the USO Show Troupe for six years,

[ Cheers and applause ]

A huge part of our jobs as entertainers

is to take people's minds off of stressful situations.

How do we do that?

By having fun!

Now, come on! Let's dance!

I want to see you clapping along. I know you know this one.

Whoo!

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♪ What you want ♪

♪ Baby, I got it ♪

♪ What you need ♪

♪ You know I got it ♪

♪ And all I'm askin' ♪

♪ Is for a little respect when you get home ♪

♪ Just a little bit ♪ ♪ Yeah, baby ♪

♪ Just a little bit ♪ ♪ When you get home ♪

♪ Just a little bit ♪

♪ Mister ♪ ♪ Just a little bit ♪

♪ I'm about to give you all my money ♪

♪ And all I'm askin' in return, honey ♪

♪ Is you to give me some respect when you get home ♪

♪ Just a, just a, just a ♪

♪ Hey, baby, when you get home ♪

♪ Just a little bit ♪

♪ Mister ♪ ♪ Just a little bit ♪

♪ Ooh, your kisses ♪

♪ Sweeter than honey ♪

♪ But guess what? ♪

So is my money.

♪ And all I want you to do for me is give it to me ♪

♪ Re, re, re, re ♪

♪ Yeah, when you get home ♪

♪ Respect, just a little bit ♪

Come on, ladies.

♪ Just a little bit ♪

♪ R-E-S-P-E-C-T ♪

♪ Find out what it means to me ♪

♪ R-E-S-P-E-C-T ♪

♪ Take care, TCB ♪

♪ Sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me ♪ ♪ Oh ♪

♪ Yeah ♪ ♪ Just a little bit ♪

♪ Mister ♪ ♪ Just a little bit ♪

♪ Oh, keep it real ♪ ♪ Re, re, re, re ♪

♪ Yeah, whoa ♪ ♪ Re, re, respect ♪

♪ Just a little bit ♪

♪ Oh, yeah ♪ ♪ Just a little bit ♪

♪ R-E-S-P-E-C-T ♪

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[ Applause ]

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♪ Ooh, I bet you're wonderin' how I knew,

♪ Baby, baby, baby, 'bout these plans to make me blue ♪

♪ With some other girl that you knew before ♪

♪ Between the two of us girls, you know I love you more ♪

♪ It took me by surprise, I must say ♪

♪ When I found out yesterday ♪

♪ Don't you know I heard it through the grapevine ♪

♪ Oh, I heard it through the grapevine ♪

♪ Not much longer would you be mine ♪

♪ Not much longer would you be mine ♪

♪ Oh, don't you know that I heard it through the grapevine ♪

♪ Oh, I heard it through the grapevine ♪

♪ And I'm just about, just about, just about ♪

♪ To lose my mind ♪

♪ Oh, yes, I am ♪

♪ Oh, yes, I am ♪ ♪ Oh, yes, I am ♪

♪ Baby, oh, oh ♪

♪ Take a good look at these tears of mine ♪

♪ Baby, baby, these tears I can't hold inside ♪

♪ Losin' you would end my life, you see ♪

♪ Because you mean that much to me, oh ♪

♪ You could've told me yourself ♪

♪ That you love somebody else ♪

♪ Instead, I heard it through the grapevine ♪

♪ Oh, I heard it through the grapevine ♪

♪ Not much longer would you be mine ♪

♪ Not much longer would you be mine ♪

♪ Oh, don't you know that I heard it through the grapevine ♪

♪ Heard it through the grapevine ♪

♪ And I'm just about, just about, just about ♪

♪ To lose my mind ♪

♪ Don't you know that I heard it through the grapevine ♪

♪ Oh, I heard it through the grapevine ♪

♪ Not much longer would you be mine ♪

♪ Not much longer would you be mine ♪

♪ Oh, don't you know that I heard it through the grapevine ♪

♪ Heard it through the grapevine ♪

♪ And I'm just about, just about, just about ♪

♪ To lose my mind ♪

♪ Don't you know that I heard it through the grapevine ♪

♪ I heard it through the grapevine ♪

♪ Through the grapevine ♪

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♪ Listen, baby ♪

♪ Ain't no mountain high, ain't no valley low ♪

♪ Ain't no river wide enough, baby ♪

♪ If you need me, call me ♪

♪ No matter where you are, no matter how far ♪

♪ Don't worry, baby ♪

♪ Just call my name, I'll be there in a hurry ♪

♪ You don't have to worry, 'cause, baby, there ♪

♪ Ain't no mountain high enough ♪

♪ Ain't no mountain high ♪

♪ Ain't no valley low enough ♪

♪ Ain't no valley low ♪

♪ Ain't no river wide enough ♪

♪ To keep me from getting to you, baby ♪

♪ Oh, no, darling ♪

♪ No wind, no rain, yeah ♪

♪ Or winter storm ♪

♪ Can't stop me, baby ♪

♪ Don't worry, baby ♪

♪ 'Cause you are my goal ♪ ♪ If you're ever in trouble ♪

♪ I'll be there on the double, just ♪

♪ Send for me, oh, baby ♪

♪ My love is alive deep down in my heart ♪

♪ Although we are miles apart ♪

♪ If you ever need a helping hand ♪

♪ I'll be there on the double just as fast as I can ♪

♪ Don't ya know that there ♪

♪ Ain't no mountain high enough ♪

♪ Ain't no mountain high ♪

♪ Ain't no valley low enough ♪

♪ Ain't no valley low ♪

♪ Ain't no river wide enough ♪

♪ To keep me from getting to you, babe ♪

♪ Ain't no mountain high enough ♪

♪ Ain't no valley low enough ♪

♪ Ain't no river wide enough ♪

♪ To keep me from you ♪

♪ Ain't no mountain high enough ♪

♪ Ain't no valley low enough ♪

♪ Ain't no river wide enough ♪

♪ To keep me from you ♪

♪ Ain't no mountain high ♪

♪ Ain't no mountain high enough ♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

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♪ In this dirty old part of the city ♪

♪ Where the sun refuse to shine ♪

♪ People tell me there ain't no use in trying ♪

♪ Now, my girl, you're so young and pretty ♪

♪ And one thing I know is true ♪

♪ You're gonna die before your time is due ♪

♪ See my daddy in bed, he's dyin' ♪

♪ See his hair's been turning gray ♪

♪ He's been working and slaving his life away ♪

♪ Yeah ♪

♪ He's been working so hard ♪

♪ I've been working hard, too ♪

♪ Every night and day ♪

♪ Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah ♪

♪ We gotta get out of this place ♪

♪ If it's the last thing we ever do ♪

♪ We gotta get out of this place ♪

♪ And, girl, there's a better life for me and you ♪

♪♪

♪ Now, my girl, you're so young and pretty ♪

♪ And one thing I know is true ♪

♪ You're gonna die before your time is due ♪

♪ See my daddy in bed, he's dyin' ♪

♪ See his hair's been turning gray ♪

♪ He's been working and slaving his life away ♪

♪ Yeah ♪

♪ He's been working so hard ♪

♪ I've been working hard, too ♪

♪ Every night and day ♪

♪ Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah ♪

♪ We gotta get out of this place ♪

♪ If it's the last thing we ever do ♪

♪ We gotta get out of this place ♪

♪ And, girl, there's a better life for me and you ♪

♪♪

♪ We gotta get out of this place ♪

♪ If it's the last thing we ever do ♪

♪ We gotta get out of this place ♪

♪ And, girl, there's a better life for me and you ♪

♪♪

♪ Yeah! ♪

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♪ Born down in a dead man's town ♪

♪ The first kick I took was when I hit the ground ♪

♪ End up like a dog that's been beat too much ♪

♪ Till you spend half your life tryin' to cover it up ♪

♪ Born in the USA, I was born in the USA ♪

♪ Born in the USA, I was born in the USA ♪

♪ Got in a little hometown jam ♪

♪ So they put a rifle in my hand ♪

♪ Sent me off to a foreign land ♪

♪ To go and kill that other man ♪

♪ Born in the USA, I was born in the USA ♪

♪ Born in the USA, I was born in the USA ♪

♪ Come back home to the refinery ♪

♪ Hiring man says, "Son, if it was up to me" ♪

♪ Go down to see my V.A. man ♪

♪ He said, "Son, don't you understand" ♪

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♪ I had a brother at Khe Sanh ♪

♪ Fighting off the Viet Cong ♪

♪ They're still there, he's all gone ♪

♪ Oh ♪

♪ He had a woman he loved in Saigon ♪

♪ I've got a picture of him in her arms now ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ Down by the shadow of the penitentiary ♪

♪ Out by the gas fires of the refinery ♪

♪ I'm ten years runnin' down the road ♪

♪ Nowhere to run, ain't got nowhere to go ♪

♪ Born in the USA, I was born in the USA ♪

♪ Born in the USA, I was born in the USA ♪

♪ Born in the USA, I was born in the USA ♪

♪ Born in the USA, I was born in the USA ♪

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Thank you, Gretna.

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My name is Kevin John, and I've been with the USO Show Troupe

for one year now.

[ Cheers and applause ]

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "For what avail plough or sail,

or land or life, if freedom fail?"

Here at the USO Show Troupe, our unending gratitude goes out

to every man and woman who has put their life on the line

in the name of freedom.

[ Cheers and applause ]

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♪ Mm ♪

♪ There's a hero ♪

♪ If you look inside your heart ♪

♪ You don't have to be afraid of what you are ♪

♪ There's an answer ♪

♪ If you search within yourself ♪

♪ And the emptiness you felt will melt away ♪

♪ And then a hero comes along ♪

♪ With the strength to carry on ♪

♪ And you cast your fears aside ♪

♪ And you know you can survive ♪

♪ So when you feel like hope is gone ♪

♪ Look inside you and be strong ♪

♪ And you'll finally see the truth ♪

♪ That a hero lies in you ♪

♪ It's a long road ♪

♪ When you face the world alone ♪

♪ No one reaches out a hand for you to hold ♪

♪ You can find love ♪

♪ If you search within yourself ♪

♪ And the emptiness you felt will disappear ♪

♪ And then a hero comes along ♪

♪ With the strength to carry on ♪

♪ And you cast your fears aside ♪

♪ And you know you can survive ♪

♪ So when you feel like hope is gone ♪

♪ Look inside you and be strong ♪

♪ And you'll finally see the truth ♪

♪ That a hero lies in you ♪

♪ Oh ♪

♪ Lord knows dreams are hard to follow ♪

♪ But don't let anyone ♪

♪ Tear them away ♪

♪ So hold on, there will be tomorrow ♪

♪ In time you'll find the way ♪

♪ And then a hero comes along ♪

♪ Hero ♪ ♪ With the strength to carry on ♪

♪ And you cast your fears aside ♪

♪ And you know you can survive ♪

♪ So when you feel like hope is gone ♪

♪ Hope is gone ♪ ♪ Look inside you and be strong ♪

♪ And you'll finally see the truth ♪

♪ That a hero lies in you ♪

♪ That a hero lies in ♪

♪ You ♪

♪ You ♪

♪ You ♪

♪ That a hero lies in ♪

♪ You ♪

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[ Applause ]

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♪ If tomorrow all the things were gone ♪

♪ I'd worked for all my life ♪

♪ And I had to start again with just my family by my side ♪

♪ I'd thank my lucky stars to be living here today ♪

♪ 'Cause the flag still stands for freedom ♪

♪ And they can't take that away ♪

♪ And I'm proud to be an American ♪

♪ Where at least I know I'm free ♪

♪ And I won't forget the ones who died ♪

♪ Who gave that right to me ♪

♪ And I'll proudly stand up next to you ♪

♪ And defend her still today ♪

♪ 'Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land ♪

♪ God bless the USA ♪

♪♪

♪ Ah ♪

♪ From the lakes of Minnesota to the hills of Tennessee ♪

♪ Across the plains of Texas, from sea to shining sea ♪

♪ From Detroit down to Houston ♪

♪ And New York to L.A. ♪

♪ Well, there's pride in every American heart ♪

♪ And it's time to stand and say, stand and say ♪

♪ That I'm proud to be an American ♪

♪ Where at least I know I'm free ♪

♪ And I won't forget the ones who died ♪

♪ Who gave that right to me ♪

♪ And I'll proudly stand up next to you ♪

♪ And defend her still today ♪

♪ 'Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land ♪

♪ Love this land ♪

♪ God bless the USA ♪

♪ God bless the USA ♪

♪ O beautiful for spacious skies ♪

♪ For amber waves of grain ♪

♪ For purple mountain majesties, above the fruited plain ♪

♪ America! America! God shed, shed His grace on thee ♪

♪ And crown thy good with brotherhood ♪

♪ From sea, sea to shining sea ♪

♪ America ♪

♪ America ♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

Announcer: At this time, we would like to acknowledge

the brave men and women who have served in our armed forces.

Please rise when your branch of service has been called.

The United States Army. During World War II,

4,057,101 soldiers

served valiantly on the field of battle.

To all the men and women of the United States Army,

our gratitude and our salute.

♪ First to fight for the right ♪

♪ And to build the nation's might ♪

♪ And the Army goes rolling along ♪

♪ Proud of all we have done, fighting till the battle's won ♪

♪ And the Army goes rolling along ♪

♪ And it's hi! hi! hey! the Army's on its way ♪

♪ Count off the cadence loud and strong ♪

♪ 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 3 ♪

♪ For where'er we go, you will always know ♪

♪ That the Army goes rolling along ♪

The United States Navy. During World War II,

4,183,466 men and women answered the call to protect our country.

To every member of the Navy on every battlefront,

we salute you.

♪ Anchors Aweigh, my boys, Anchors Aweigh ♪

♪ Farewell to college joys ♪

♪ We sail at break of day-ay-ay-ay ♪

♪ Through our last night ashore, drink to the foam ♪

♪ Until we meet once more ♪

♪ Here's wishing you a happy voyage home ♪

The United States Coast Guard. During the Korean War,

44,143 members of the Coast Guard

fought bravely for freedom's preservation.

To the many generations of Coast Guard veterans,

our gratitude and our salute.

♪ We're always ready for the call ♪

♪ We place our trust in Thee ♪

♪ Through howling gale and shot and shell to win our victory ♪

♪ "Semper Paratus" is our guide ♪

♪ "Semper Paratus" is ♪

♪ Our pledge, our motto, too ♪

♪ We're always ready, do or die ♪

♪ Aye, Coast Guard, we fight for you ♪

The United States Marine Corps. In the Vietnam War,

794,000 Marines served their country with valor and honor.

To every member of the Marine Corps

who served in every conflict, we salute you.

♪ From the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli ♪

♪ We will fight our country's battles ♪

♪ In the air, on land, and sea ♪

♪ First we fight for right and freedom ♪

♪ And to keep our honor clean ♪

♪ We are proud to claim the title of United States Marine ♪

The United States Air Force. During the Persian Gulf War,

50,751 Air Force pilots put their lives on the line

for the defense of freedom.

To all the men and women of the United States Air Force,

our gratitude and our salute.

♪ Off we go into the wild blue yonder ♪

♪ Climbing high into the sun ♪

♪ Here they come zooming to meet our thunder ♪

♪ At 'em boys, give 'em the gun ♪

♪ Down we dive, spouting our flame from under ♪

♪ Off with one helluva roar ♪

♪ We live in fame or go down in flame ♪

♪ For nothing can stop the U.S. Air Force ♪

Army! ♪ First to fight for the right ♪

♪ And to build the nation's might ♪

Navy!

♪ Anchors Aweigh, my boys ♪

Coast Guard!

♪ "Semper Paratus" is our guide ♪

Marine Corps!

♪ From the Halls of Montezuma ♪

Air Force!

♪ Off we go into the wild blue yonder ♪

♪ This is America ♪

♪ America ♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

♪♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪♪

♪ Oh, yeah ♪

♪♪

♪ Well, if you ask me where I come from ♪

♪ Here's what I tell everyone ♪

♪ Oh, I was born by God's dear grace ♪

♪ In an extraordinary place ♪

♪ Where the stars and stripes and the eagle fly ♪

♪ It's a big ol' land with countless dreams ♪

♪ And happiness ain't out of reach ♪

♪ Hard work pays off the way it should ♪

♪ Yeah, I've seen enough to know that we've got it good, oh ♪

♪ Where the stars and stripes and the eagle fly ♪

♪ There's a lady that stands in a harbor for what we believe ♪

♪ And there's a bell that still echoes ♪

♪ The price that it cost to be free ♪

♪ Well, I pledge allegiance to this flag ♪

♪ And if that bothers you, well, that's too bad ♪

♪ 'Cause if you got pride and you're proud you do ♪

♪ Hey, we could use some more like me and you ♪

♪ Where the stars and stripes and the eagle fly ♪

I'm Zoe. I'm Tyler.

Christina. I'm Kevin John!

I'm Kristin! I'm Stephanie!

I'm Courtney. And I'm Brandon,

and we are the USO Show Troupe 2019 from New York City.

We'd like to say thank you to Mount Gretna for having us.

♪ Whoa ♪

♪ There's a lady that stands in a harbor for what we believe ♪

♪ And there's a bell that still echoes ♪

♪ The price that it cost to be free ♪

♪ Well, it ain't the only place on earth ♪

♪ It ain't the only place ♪

♪ But it's the only place that I prefer ♪

♪ Place that I prefer ♪

♪ 'Cause if you got pride and are proud you do ♪

♪ Hey, we could use some more like me and you ♪

♪ Where the stars and stripes and the eagle fly ♪

♪ Where the stars and stripes and the eagle fly ♪

♪♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

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