Introduction of the song Air Force Blue

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Introduction of the song Air Force Blue

Postby Capt. Bill on Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:05 pm

Found this on Youtube. A 1957 video introducing the new AF song, "Air Force Blue" Sung by Mitch Miller's group, you oldies will remember him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pos1BzW_t2A
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Re: Introduction of the song Air Force Blue

Postby SAC Killer on Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:33 pm

When I was on active duty it was not politically correct to ask this question, but I will ask it now:

If "we live in fame, go down in flame,"

How is it that "nothing can stop the US Air Force?"

Thanks for posting the link, though. I'd forgotten about that song.
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Re: Introduction of the song Air Force Blue

Postby sdmytriw on Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:10 am

As i remember the words, they are "We live in fame or go down in flame. "
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Re: Introduction of the song Air Force Blue

Postby SAC Killer on Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:44 pm

Or maybe both!
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Re: Introduction of the song Air Force Blue

Postby Capt. Bill on Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:10 pm

I read this song fell out favor in the 1990s because it was considered chauvnistic toward women so it is often played without lyrics or with new revised lyrics. Here are both sets of lyrics.

They took the blue from the skies and a pretty girl's eyes
and a touch of Old Glory's hue,
And gave it to the men who proudly wear the U.S. Air Force blue.

The U.S. Air Force Blue!

Oh, they are men with a dream on America's team,
They're a rugged and ready crew.
And you can bet your boots the world looks up to U.S. Air Force Blue.

To U.S. Air Force Blue!

They know where they're goin', they've set their course,
the sky's no limit in the Air Force.

They took the blue from the skies and a pretty girl's eyes
and a touch of Old Glory's hue,
And gave it to the men who proudly wear the U.S. Air Force Blue.

And you can wear it too! The U.S... Air Force... Blue!


The Air Force bought the rights to the song and released it into the public domain. The current arrangement, by MSgt Tom Dosett, has the following lyrics:


We take the blue from the skies and some pretty blue eyes
And a touch of Old Glory's hue,
And fervently declare we're proud to wear
The U.S. Air Force Blue.

We have the drive and the dream in America's team
We're a rugged and ready crew
And you can bet your boots the world looks up
To U.S. Air Force Blue.

We know where we're going, we've set our course
The sky's no limit in the Air Force!

And when the blue from the skies meets the gleam in our eyes
And a touch of Old Glory's hue,
We fervently declare we're proud to wear
The U.S. Air Force Blue
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