Johnny Wright – Hello Vietnam

Spent twenty weeks on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles chart with three weeks at number one. The single, with backing vocals from Wright's wife, Kitty Wells, was Wright's most successful release on the U.S. country music chart as a solo singer.

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“Hello Vietnam” is the title of a song written by Tom T. Hall and recorded by American country music singer Johnnie Wright. “Hello Vietnam” spent twenty weeks on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles chart with three weeks at number one. The single, with backing vocals from Wright’s wife, Kitty Wells, was Wright’s most successful release on the U.S. country music chart as a solo singer. The song was used as the opening theme in the film Full Metal Jacket.

Cover LP Johnny Wright Decca 1965
Cover LP Johnny Wright Decca 1965

From the album Hello Vietnam
B-side “Mexico City”
Released 1965
Genre Country
Label Decca
Songwriter(s) Tom T. Hall
Producer(s) Owen Bradley





Johnny Wright – Hello Vietnam Lyrics

Kiss, me goodbye and write me while I’m gone
Good, bye, my sweetheart, Hello Viet, nam.

America has heard the bugle, call
And you know it involves us, one an all
I don’t suppose that war will ever end
There’s fighting that will break us up a gain.

Good bye, my darling, Hello Viet nam
A hill to take, a battle to be won
Kiss me goodbye and write me while I’m gone
Good bye, my sweetheart, Hello Viet nam.

A ship is waiting for us at the dock
America has trouble to be stopped
We must stop Communism in that land
Or freedom will start slipping through our hands.

I hope and pray someday the world will learn
That fires we don’t put out, will bigger burn
We must save freedom now, at any cost
Or someday, our own freedom will be lost.

Kiss me goodbye and write me while I’m gone
Good bye, my sweetheart, Hello Viet nam.

Single Johnny Wright Decca 1965
Single Johnny Wright Decca 1965




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