[Blog] Where the yellow ribbons at. #RememberML@40 by Koi Hernandez

Where the yellow ribbons at. #RememberML@40.

by koihernandez
August 29, 2012

“Oh tie a yellow ribbon around the old oak tree. If you still want me, do you still love me?”

or so the song goes.

The yellow ribbon symbol goes way back — according to the ever reliable internet, to the year of Nero, a roman emperor.

It is said that it means “Welcome Home” and “You’re forgiven”

There are many songs related to this yellow ribbon. But the first one came out as a US Army march song in 1917 – version by George A. Norton, which he titled ‘Round Her Neck She Wears a Yeller Ribbon (For Her Lover Who Is Far, Far Away). While he tells in the song about the love between Susie Simpkins and her soldier lover Silas Hubbard, his chorus goes:

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