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Thread #7511   Message #3084549
Posted By: GUEST,Jean Livingstone/Mona Devi
29-Jan-11 - 05:13 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Battle of the Somme
Subject: Lyr Add: BATTLE OF THE SOMME
These are the lyrics written by Johnny Dobbie that I recorded way back.

Battle of the Somme

Stand to on the Somme brave ghosts of the battle
Cry down the wind the hoarse voice of the Hun
Play the lament to dead and the dying
Comfort the wounded, hand out the rum.

Chorus:
Over together over together
Over together, father and son
Old men and young men, all comrades in action
Canon and thunder, musket and drum

Stand down ye brave men in the grey mud of morning
Find rest for your wounds in the clean light of day
Then dream of your homes and let others take warning
Love must abide and old fears fade away.