Tuesdays Tunes Snoopy and the Red Baron

Song written by Phil Gernhard and sung by the Royal Gardsmen

After the turn of the century
In the clear blue skies over Germany
Came a roar and a thunder men had never heard
Like the screamin’ sound of a big war bird

Up in the sky, a man in a plane
Baron von Richthofen was his name
Eighty men tried, and eighty men died
Now they’re buried together on the countryside

Ten, twenty, thirty, forty, fifty or more
The Bloody Red Baron was rollin’ up the score
Eighty men died tryin’ to end that spree
Of the Bloody Red Baron of Germany

In the nick of time, a hero arose
A funny-looking dog with a big black nose
He flew into the sky to seek revenge
But the Baron shot him down – “Curses, foiled again!”

Ten, twenty, thirty, forty, fifty or more
The Bloody Red Baron was rollin’ up the score
Eighty men died tryin’ to end that spree
Of the Bloody Red Baron of Germany

Now, Snoopy had sworn that he’d get that man
So he asked the Great Pumpkin for a new battle plan
He challenged the German to a real dogfight
While the Baron was laughing, he got him in his sight

The Red Baron (real name: Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen) serves as the main antagonist for Snoopy‘s battles as the World War I Flying Ace. Snoopy’s imaginary battles against the Red Baron began in the comic strip in October 1965 and would continue in it for several decades.

 Born: May 2, 1892, Wrocław, Poland
DiedApril 21, 1918, Vaux-sur-Somme, France
BuriedApril 22, 1918, South Cemetery Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany
Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, was a fighter pilot with the German Air Force during World War I. He is considered the ace-of-aces of the war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories.   there are two different stories on how he died.
In the skies over Vauz sur Somme, France, Manfred von Richthofen, the notorious German flying ace is killed by Allied fire. … The Red Baron was flying too near the ground–an Australian gunner shot him through his chest, and his plane crashed into a field alongside the road from Corbie to Bray.
Captain Arthur Roy Brown, DSC & Bar, (23 December 1893 – 9 March 1944) was a Canadian First World War flying ace credited with ten aerial victories. The Royal Air Force officially credited Brown with shooting down Manfred von Richthofen, the “Red Baron”

Well,  that’s all the news from the south,
Happy” farming” to all the farm girl sisters out there.
See you next time down on the farm.

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