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Thread #92616   Message #1773446
Posted By: Micca
01-Jul-06 - 09:08 AM
Thread Name: Songs about World War I
Subject: RE: Songs about World War I
Then the Somme came along on a fine summer day
And he's nicked by a bullet quite early
And a nose full of gas kept him out of the way
As his unit was mown like the barley

for My Grandfather, on this (and every) anniversary of the Ist day of the Somme, He died 40 years later of complications caused by Gas and a piece of shrapnel they found in his chest at the post-mortem