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Posted By: GeoffLawes
27-Nov-16 - 05:59 PM
Thread Name: Songs in English about the Spanish Civil War
Subject: RE: Songs in English about the Spanish Civil War
Here is what I can get from the YouTube video but I think some of the words may not be quite right and I would appreciate any corrections that you can offer. In verse two I am not sure it is "Bert Blasket" and I am not sure of the meaning of the second line in verse two , so something may be wrong there. I would appreciate confirmation or correction of the names in verse three because "Maurice Levine" is the only name I recognise.

The Lancashire lads
By John Kirkpatrick

CHORUSThe Lancashire lads are going abroad, a victory for to gain
To hoist the flag of freedom high,across the coast of Spain.

Sam Wild was there, amongst them all, Bert Blasket signed up too,
And the blues and browns of Bensons came, To join that swelling crew.

Arnold Jeans and Maurice Levine, Ralph Hunter and Rob Ward
And lads from Oldham, Suffolk too, all joined to come on board.

Nurses, doctors, they came too, to help to ease the pain,
To tend the wounds of those who fell, so they could fight again.

So southwards down to Dover and across to France they sailed,
From Paris down to the Pyrenees, they knew they could not fail.

On to Barcelona, Albacete was their goal.
To join the British Battalion and fight with heart and soul.