The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #35196 Message #479842
Posted By: Suffet
09-Jun-01 - 05:06 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Brown Is the Shit (Stephen L. Suffet)
Subject: RE: Brown Is the Shit
There are two "Willie McBride's Reply" songs. One is a crude slapstick parody. The other is a serious song about a young man who feels that his death in the Great War was for something meaningful and important. I wrote the latter. You can find it in the Digital Tradition. It contains these lines:
Ask the people of Belgium or Alsace-Lorraine,
If my life was wasted, if I died in vain.
I think they will tell you, when all's said and done,
They welcomed this lad with his tin hat and gun.
I am not the author of the comical parody.