Chattahoochee River Blues


When gentle rain comes down in Georgia, happy birds, frogs and crickets all sing,

The Chattahoochee river flows through there, muddy waters, such peace it brings.

I grew up on that river, we fished and swam, all enjoyed the magic, of that it rings,

I miss those good times that we once had, my best memories there to surely cling.


Chattahoochee, My Chattahoochee river blues...


I was born down on that Chattahoochee river, that old life giver, set us all so free.

Its muddy waters were a welcomed sight to me, there was no place I'd rather be.

Spent my best days there, and enjoyed playing, all my friends were there with me,

Uncle Sam called, or I'd still be staying, but I just had to go, the other world to see.


Chattahoochee, My Chattahoochee river blues...



My father and brothers, each served their country, on every foreign shore,

I volunteered and joined the army, went to VietNam and fought in the war,

All those battles, began to blend, we just did not know, if it would ever end,

My memories of those happy days, kept me company, just like an old friend.


Chattahoochee, My Chattahoochee river blues...


Chattahoochee river blues...
Chattahoochee river blues...


I died among those Asian rice paddies, and it was there my spirit began to roam,

A friend of mine told the chaplain, he said my prayers, then they sent me home.

They sent me back on that old railroad train, and there never, would I leave again,

Chattahoochee bring me home, my spirit life forever near you, never to complain.


Chattahoochee, My Chattahoochee river bringing me on home...

Chattahoochee river runs down into the Gulf of Mexico.
Chattahoochee river runs down into the Gulf of Mexico.

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Ericdierker 5 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Really good. My Chatthoochie is just old creek named Oak Creek. God I love going home.

My Vietnam time was one in peace and I stole my bride from that place and family.


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Faith Reaper 5 months ago from southern USA

Wow, whonu, this is very dramatic. I, too, remember many summers spent on the Chattahoochee River. I haven't been back there in such a long time.

Sweet times to remember.

Peace and blessings


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whonunuwho 5 months ago from United States Author

Thank you for your nice review my friend and blessings. whonu


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always exploring 5 months ago from Southern Illinois

This was beautiful and thank you for your service. I'm sure that anyone who fought in a war will never totally forget the horror. I'm glad you had the Chattahoochee river memories to hold on to....


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whonunuwho 5 months ago from United States Author

Thanks my friend. I wrote this in honor of a close friend who perished in that war. There will never be enough praise and forgiveness about the Asian war. whonu


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aviannovice 5 months ago from Stillwater, OK

I never got to see that river, but I grew up near several nice creeks and streams.


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bravewarrior 4 months ago from Central Florida

This is a little different for you, whonu. I love the story. Not the death part, but knowing the hero's soul came home to the Chattahoochee River was a beautiful sentiment.


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whonunuwho 4 months ago from United States Author

Yes, I wrote this for a friend who perished in the Asian war. I had written an earlier song lyrics that became very famous. I was never given credit for the Lyrics and another man, a country singer took full credits and told three conflicting tales of how a friend, and later he, wrote the song. It was a national anthem in a country setting. Thanks for your kind reviews. whonu


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bravewarrior 4 months ago from Central Florida

Can you divulge the name of the song? My brother had a piece of art he created stolen. It became the logo for a gentlemen's club in Ft. Lauderdale. There wasn't a damn thing he could do about it.


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whonunuwho 4 months ago from United States Author

All I can say is that I'm proud to be an American and my work that I write reflects this. Everything that I may have written as well as many others have been taken, their authors totally dismissed. Thanks for stopping by. whonu


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whonunuwho 4 months ago from United States Author

This fact does not prevent my writing more and with all my heart. whonu

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