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Posted By: Steve Gardham
07-Feb-17 - 05:30 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: WWII Song:'Come bury me out in Benghazi'
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: WWII Song:'Come bury me out in Benghazi'
And to show the song is still alive and kicking I just found the following in a recently published book of Football songs. From the Liverpool repertoire!
Tune,as you would expect 'Red River Valley'
Let me tell you the story of a poor boy
Who was sent far away from his home
To fight for his king and his country
And all the old folks back home.
They put him in a second division
Sent him off to a far foreign field
Where the flies swarm around in their thousands
And there's nothing to see but the sand.
Now the battle it started next morning
Under the Arabian sun
I remember the poor Scouser Tommy
Who was shot by an old Nazi gun.
He lay on the battlefield dying
With the blood rushing out of his head
As he lay on the battlefield dying, dying, dying
These were the last words he said.
"Oh, I'm a Liverpudlian
And I come from the Spion Kop
I like to sing, I like to shout
And get thrown out quite a lot.
We support a team that's dressed in red
It's team that you all know
It's a team we call Li-ver-pool
And to glory we will go!"
2-nil, 2-nil, 2-nil, 2-nil (Amazing Grace) Sorry, couldn't resist that last bit! Not part of the song.