I was only 19

Also at the time the embarkation point for troops shipping to Vietnam from all around Australia, because it was the biggest port in Northern Australia. Frank Hunt had been badly wounded in the same mine incident.

Redgum - I Was Only 19 Welcome home On October 3,25, Vietnam veterans marched through the streets of Sydney in a belated welcome home parade. The cover gained positive widespread attention in the media. Military exercise area in Queensland.

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He pulled out his guitar and started to sing. Casualty evacuation by helicopter. But when Mr Storen was finally able to speak, his decision was made.

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Will also contain direction of contact either contact left, contact right, contact front or contact rear. He never forgot how close he came, and when those who did fight returned, he paid attention to their struggles.

I was only 19: The real soldier behind the Australian Vietnam veterans' anthem

Frank Hunt was beside him, on stage in his wheelchair. After the march, Schumann played I was only 19 at a concert in the Domain. After the intimate performance, the room was silent.

Later, on tour, as his bandmates used their new Walkmans to listen to music, Schumann played the tapes back. Back at home, he woke up one day, walked into his North Carlton backyard with a coffee, a pad and a biro, and wrote the song. Former Army enlisted soldier recruit training centre in Victoria.

Parade head-dress for the Australian army. In a hip hop version of the song called "I was Only 19" was produced by The Herdvoted in at 18 in the Triple J Hottest playlist.

Jungle Green Working Dress, the field uniform worn by the Australian Army between the early s and Mick Storen holding a picture of himself when he was In the original lyrics Schumann wrote: Friends jumped on the stage to hug Mr Hunt as men in the audience cried and embraced each other.

But it was important to Mick [Storen]. A real Australian soldier did step on a mine on July 20,though. The approval Schumann told Mr Storen the song was ready at a family function. A hotel in Vung Tau that had been converted for Army use.

I Was Only 19

Covers[ edit ] When the song was first released, Rick Melbourne, a breakfast radio announcer, produced a parody version of the song, including the lyrics "God help me, she told me she was sixteen". He just stared at me. Military term indicating contact with the enemy. But Mr Storen had only agreed to share his Vietnam war experiences on the basis that he could hear the song first.It was four years after the release of I was only 19 and 15 years after Australia's involvement in the Vietnam war ended.

After the march, Schumann played I was only 19 at a concert in the Domain. Frank Hunt was beside him, on stage in his wheelchair. Friends jumped on the stage to hug Mr Hunt as men in the audience cried and embraced each other. I Was Only 19 when he says; "We hooked in there for hours, then a God almighty roar".

The word roar in the sentence is the onomatopoeia. Alliteration is not really used in the song. Assonance is the repetition of vowel sounds to create internal rhyming within phrases or sentences.

Red Gum - I Was Only Nineteen lyrics lyrics: Mum and Dad and Denny saw the passing-out parade at Puckapunyal It was a long march from cadets. I Was Only 19 Lyrics: Mum and Dad and Denny saw the passing out parade at Puckapunyal / (It was long march from cadets) / The Sixth Battalion was the next to tour and it was me who drew the card.

I Was Only 19 Lyrics: Mum and Dad and Danny saw the passing / Out parade at Puckapunyal / It was a long march from cadets / The sixth battalion was the next to tour and it was me who drew the card. I Was Only 19 lyrics by Redgum - lyrics explanations and song meanings.

Mum and Dad and Danny saw the passing out parade at Puckapunyal / It was a long march.

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