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Posted By: GUEST,MC Fat
14-Jun-06 - 09:16 AM
Thread Name: Chord Req: Beaches of St Valery (Davy Steele)
Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: BEACHES OF ST VALERY (Davy Steele)
It was in 1940, the last days of Spring.
We were sent to the Maginot line,
A fortress in France, built to halt the advance,
Of an army from a different time.
But we were soon overrun, out-thought and outgunned.
Pushed further back every day.
But we never believed high command would just leave us.
So we fought every step of the way
'Til the 51st Highlanders found themselves on
The banks of the Somme one more time.
It still bore the scars of that war to end wars.
The old soldier's scars deep in their minds.
But we didn't stay long for the Panzers rolled on
As the battle raged west t'wards the sea,
Until on June the 10th when sapped of all strength
We entered St. Valery
G D G D
And all I recall is the last boat leavin'!
G Em A
My brother on board waving and calling to me
And the Jocks stranded there wi' his hands in the air
On the beaches of St. Valery
best of luck it's a belting song