Their Code of Navajo

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Song Lyrics  |  House: Booksie Classic

song lyric about the Navajo code used during World War II

 

Their Code of Navajo

 

On the blazing fields of battle

Of our second world war,

Some soldiers wielded weapons

No one ever tried before,

They used their native language

Like a gun against the foe,

Helping turn the tide of war

With their code of Navajo.

 

Their code of Navajo

Never left a single clue,

From the hell of Iwo Jima

To the siege of Peleliu,

They left their reservation

For the Devil's devastation,

Saving men they didn't know

With their code of Navajo.

 

As we searched in vain for ciphers

That no enemy could learn,

A missionary's son would

Know exactly where to turn,

The Navajo had taught him

How their ancient words combined,

To produce their mother tongue

Carried only in their mind.

 

When you thank the ones who freed the world

So many years ago,

Don't forget those unsung heroes

With their code of Navajo.

 

Their code of Navajo

Never left a single clue,

From the hell of Iwo Jima

To the siege of Peleliu,

They left their reservation

For the Devil's devastation,

Saving men they didn't know

With their code of Navajo.

 

p.s. In case you are a member of a Bluegrass, Folk, or Western group (or know someone who is) and might be interested in co-writing, please let me know - dennisgoodwin1947@gmail.com

 


Submitted: November 13, 2020

© Copyright 2020 Dennis L. Goodwin. All rights reserved.

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Celtic-Scribe63

A great reminder of how the Navajo language was used during WW2.
Your song/poem has a great flow to it as well. I could easily imagine it having some Eagles type rhythm to it.
Regards.

Fri, November 13th, 2020 1:29pm

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Thanks a lot. They likely saved thousands of lives with their language and their concern for others even though they didn’t receive they deserved until decades later.

Fri, November 13th, 2020 11:31am