Call a Marine

Album: Drinks After Work (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • Keith explained the background to this Ragtime salute to marines. "This is one of those ditties sort of like Charlie Daniels' 'Uneasy Rider' crossed with 'Battle of New Orleans,' he said. "It's sounds like something Ray Stevens might record ... spoken blues kind of stuff. I've got four or five things I only do on USO tours - 'Ballad of Balad,' 'Running Block' and this is another one. They're just comical songs to put smiles on warriors' faces. I've got stuff about airmen and soldiers, but I didn't have anything for the Marines. If I'm playing a Marine base in Afghanistan and I do 'American Soldier,' they're like, 'Big deal. I'm not a soldier, I'm a Marine.' So now I've got something for them. It's a pretty clever, cute little thing."

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  • Suzie from Germantown, TnLove this as I always feel safe married to my former US Marine.
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