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Thread #16670   Message #45486
Posted By: Sue Hewson
15-Nov-98 - 03:32 PM
Thread Name: Lyr ADD: Shores of Old Blighty (Graeme Miles)
Subject: Lyr Add: SHORES OF OLD BLIGHTY (Graeme Miles)
Dear Anthea

Sorry I haven't responded sooner but I only saw your posting a couple of days ago. This song was recorded by Bob Fox & Stu Luckley; the words are as follows.

We're 200 soldiers on a troop-carrying ship
All dressed in our uniforms brown
We're all bound for Germany on a night trip
Serving our nation & crown.

And the shores of old Blighty we're leaving behind
The dim lights of Harwich are fading away
When we get to Germany how will we find
Life on a serviceman's pay, Sergeant
Life on a serviceman's pay?

We're 200 squaddies all barely but men
And all with numbers instead of our names
Oh how I wish I could come home again
Each one is thinking the same.


We're 200 conscripts all asleep down below
Till the Sergeant he wakes us at dawn
When the lowlands of Holland by the rising sun show
Then it's down on the quay we'll form

Repeat chorus twice

Hope this helps. It's obviously not a traditional song in the true sense of the word so I think you would have to buy the sheet music; I don't know if they've brought out a songbook at any point.



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