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Thread #92616   Message #3582385
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
07-Dec-13 - 01:32 PM
Thread Name: Songs about World War I
Subject: RE: Songs about World War I
Lyr. Add: SING ME TO SLEEP (Trench Version)
Tune: see thread 24768, "Sing Me to Sleep")

Sing me to sleep where Very lights fall,
Let me forget the war and all.
I've got the wind up, that's what they say,
God strafe 'em like hell- till break of day,
I feel so weary, warworn and sad,
I don't like this war- it makes me feel bad.
Dark is my dugout- *cold are my feet-
Waiting for the Boches to put me to sleep.

Far, far from *Wipers I long to be.
Take me to Egypt of Salonika,
Where I can hear of the Boche from afar.

Sing me to sleep where bullets fall,
Let me forget the war and all;
Damp is my dug-out, cold are my feet,
Nothing but bully and biscuits to eat.
Sing me to sleep where bombs explode
And shrapnel shells are àla mode;
Over the sandbags, helmets you'll find;
Corpses in front of you, corpses behind.

Far from the starlights I'd love to be,
Lights of old London I'd rather see;
Think of me crouching where worms creep,
Waiting for someone to put me to sleep.

*cold of my feet- both literal and-
*Wipres - Ypres