NASHVILLE, TN Monday Oct.30.2006 / -- Show Dog Nashville duo Rushlow Harris have released a new single titled "Bagpipes Cryin'." The song, co-written by Tim Rushlow, is a tribute to fallen soldiers and is adapted from a poem written by a Navy SEAL after a tragic battle.

"Sometimes it comes better from the tap," says the duo's Doni Harris. Tim Rushlow adds, "There is no one who can explain the sound of bagpipes cryin' better then those soldiers like Commander Mark Waddell and our grandfather who have paid tribute to their friends who once stood beside them."

The poem was Waddell's reaction to a June 28, 2005 battle in the mountains of Afghanistan. An MH-47 helicopter was shot down during the fight and 19 special forces troops and airmen were killed, including 11 SEALs. Waddell was acting commander of East Coast SEAL operations at the time.

"I had three of the four guys on the ground that died that day," Waddell said in a recent interview with radio station KATC/Colorado Springs. "I was so heartbroken after I passed out all the flags at the memorial service. I was just thinking about the bagpiper, who is also a retired SEAL captain, standing there literally crying the song out of the bagpipes. We were all so sad.

"When I came home my wife said I should write down some words. Tim called meand asked how I was doing. I told him I wrote this poem and he said well let me have it. We went back and forth on the phone and decided to make it a tribute to everyone from World War II to the present."

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