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murray@mpce.mq.edu.au Lyr Req: Drunken Ira? / Ballad of Ira Hayes (19) Drunken Ira Hayes 30 Jun 01


I am not sure of the spelling of the name but there was an American Indian named Ira Hayes who distinguished himself as a hero in the Marines during WWII. When he returned to civilian life he took to drinking.

There is a song about him that starts

They called him Drunken Ira
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Not the whiskey drinking Indian
Nor the Marine that won the war.

That is all I can remember. For all I know it might even be a Woody Guthrie song.

Can anyone supply the rest of the song?

Also, I forgot the details of his heroic acts and what metals he won and would be interested in being reminded.

Thanks

Murray


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