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Thread #88319   Message #1658507
Posted By: Bob the Postman
31-Jan-06 - 05:26 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Claudy Banks (from Eliza Carthy)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Claudy Banks-Carthy
The chorus has been adapted from this verse, found in some versions of Claudie Banks:

"If my Johnnie he was here this night he'd keep me from all harm,
But he's in the field of battle and he wears a uniform.
He's in the field of battle and his foes he will destroy,
Just like the king of honour all on the walls of Troy."