Ballad of the 28th

BALLARD OF THE 28TH.
(Tune : Ballard of the Green Beret)

Fighting soldiers on the ground
A braver man could not be found
Men who mean just what they say
As they march on day by day

A BRIGHT GOLD EMBLEM ON THEIR CHEST
THESE ARE MEN OF THE 28th BEST
ONE HUNDRED MEN WILL LEAVE TODAY
TO ENSURE AUSTRALIA STAYS THAT WAY

Trained to live off natures land
Trained in combat hand to hand
Men who fight by night and day
Courage shown the Aussie way

A BRIGHT GOLD EMBLEM ON THEIR CHEST
THESE ARE MEN OF THE 28th BEST
ONE HUNDRED MEN WILL LEAVE TODAY
TO ENSURE AUSTRALIA STAYS THAT WAY

Back at home their young wives wait
Praying they won't meet their fate
If they die for those oppressed
They'll leave her this last request

A GOLDEN BADGE ON MY SONS CHEST
MAKE HIM ONE OF THE 28th BEST
HE'LL BE A MAN THEY'LL TEST ONE DAY
IF HE LEARNS THE 28th WAY
HE'LL BE A MAN THEY'LL TEST ONE DAY
IF HE LEARNS THE 28th WAY