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Thread #91418 Message #1744263
Posted By: Alba
19-May-06 - 09:09 PM
Thread Name: Favorite Lines
Subject: RE: Favorite Lines
Hi Guest 5:08pm
If you meant Kendall's Favorite Line :....for Willy McBride it all happened again, and again, and again, and again and again..
The line is from the Song "No Man's Land" by Eric Bogle
Here is the Chorus and the verse containing the Line itself.
Did they beat the drum slowly and play the fife lowly,
did they sound the death march as they lowered you down ?
and did the band play the last post and chorus ?
And did the pipes play the flowers of the forest
Did you leave a wife or a sweetheart behind
In some faithful heart is your memory enshrined
And though you died back in 1916, to that loyal heart are you forever 19
Or are you a stranger without even a name
Enshrined there forever behind a glass pane
In an old photograph torn and tattered and
And fading to yellow in a brown leather frame
And I can't help but wonder young Willie McBride
Do all who lie here with you know why they died
Did you really believe it when they told you the cause
Did you honestly think that one war would end wars
Well your suffering, your sorrow, your glory, your shame
Your killing, your dying, it was all done in vain..........
'Cos young Willie McBride it all happened again, and again, and again, and again and again.
Great Line and a Great Song imo.
Song title corrected per Alba's request.