I Was Only 19 [music video, sung by Redgum]

“I Was Only Nineteen” (also known as “A Walk in the Light Green”) was written by John Schumann (born in Adelaide, South Australia, in 1953), performed by Redgum (with John Schumann as lead singer), and was released as a single in 1983; it reached #1 on the charts that same year. The song is about an Australian soldier’s experience of the Vietnam War.

Redgum – The Story of “Only 19”

References and further information:
I Was Only Nineteen, Wikipedia (accessed 26 September 2012)
Redgum, Wikipedia (accessed 26 September 2012)
Redgum, John Schumann (accessed 26 September 2012)

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