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Ezio Lyr Add: For King and Country (Eric Bogle) (2) Lyr Add: FOR KING AND COUNTRY (Eric Bogle) 21 Aug 98

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(Eric Bogle)

For King and for Country
We fought and we died
In the first flush of the down
In the fields of Somme

First to die was our Captain
He was shot through the lung
He lay in the mud
And he chocked in his blood


And ten minutes later
On these green fields of France
The grass has turned red
And thousands were dead


And all through that morning
The slaughter went on
We screamed and we cried
And cursed God as we died


And when it was over
And the killing was done
A generation had gone
A generation had gone!


--- Sung by Eric Bogle on 'DOWN UNDER' (1981)

Submitted by E.B.

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