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Lyr Req: Border Boys Kept Coming (David Scott)

GUEST,threelegsoman 26 Sep 17 - 06:15 AM
GUEST 26 Sep 17 - 10:42 PM
GUEST,threelegsoman 27 Sep 17 - 03:16 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Border Boys Kept Coming
From: GUEST,threelegsoman
Date: 26 Sep 17 - 06:15 AM

I would like help in filling in the lyrics to this song. I have not been able to find them anywhere, but have worked out some from a video of the song on YouTube but cannot hear clearly enough part of verse 4 and the last line of the spoken verse 5:

Border Boys Kept Coming

Chorus 1:

Off they marched their spirits high
Tears in their eyes as they waved goobye.
They'd no idea if they'd live or die
But the Border Boys kept comin'.

Verse 1:

Where on earth's the Dardanelles?
It's no a place we know right well,
It's itchin' for a fight an' there's gonna be hell
For the Border Boys are comin'.

chorus 2:

Off they marched their spirits high
Tears in their eyes as they waved goobye.
They'd no idea if they'd live or die
For the Border Boys kept comin'.

Verse 2:

They mustered them away so the brave men go
What went through their minds we shall never know
Fathers, sons and brothers in the very first row,
And the Border Boys kept comin'.

Verse 3:

They marched in a line along the river bed
The far away sands would be sown blood red
Five hundred dead in twenty minutes it's said
Yet the Border Boys kept comin'.

Chorus 1 (x2):

Verse 4:

.......... sleep within our grave
What a hellish way to treat the brave,
We'll remember your names and the memory's safe
How the Border Boys kept comin'.

Verse 5 (Spoken):

They signed up in their thousands, the very first
They put them into boats and sailed them o'er the sea
The gallant men of the K O S B
The men who led the charge at Gallipoli
......................................


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Subject: Lyr Add: BORDER BOYS KEPT COMING (David Scott)
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Sep 17 - 10:42 PM

On YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ffqbIp98DQ

Lyrics as found here:
https://www.facebook.com/airchieoliver/posts/820486068071079

(From about 1/4 down the page)"Davey Scott frae Duns whae's written a song ti commemorate the heroism o a' oor Border boys..."

"BORDER BOYS KEPT COMING" by David Scott

Off they marched their spirits high
A tear in their eye as they waved goodbye
They'd no idea if they'd live or die
But the Border boys kept coming

Where on earth's the Dardanelles
It's no a place we know right well
Turks are itchin for a fight
And there's gaun ti be hell
For the Border boys are coming

They mustered in a place only brave men go
What went through their minds we will never know
Fathers, sons and brothers in the very front row
When the Border boys kept coming

They marched in a line along a river bed
The far away sands would be soaked blood red
Five hundred dead in twenty ninutes they said
Yet the Border boys kept coming

Not all our dead sleep within a grave.
What a hellish way to treat the brave
We remember your names and the memory save
Of how the Border boys kept coming

They signed up in their thousands at the very first plea,
They put them into boats, sailed them over the sea,
The gallant fighting men of the KOSB
The men who led the charge at Gallipoli
Whose souls soar o'er the sands of Gallipoli.

Off they marched their spirits high
A tear in their eye as they waved goodbye
They'd no idea if they'd live or die
But the Border boys kept coming.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Border Boys Kept Coming
From: GUEST,threelegsoman
Date: 27 Sep 17 - 03:16 AM

Thank you very much for finding the lyrics for me.
I am very grateful as will be my subscriber, Lee Moran who requested this song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Border Boys Kept Coming
From: maeve
Date: 27 Sep 17 - 08:47 AM

You are most welcome. I found this version by searching some phrases from the song rather than the title itself.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Border Boys Kept Coming
From: GUEST,threelegsoman
Date: 29 Sep 17 - 03:55 AM

Thanks to Maeve, I have now been able to upload my own version of this moving song:

Border Boys Kept Coming (Including lyrics and chords)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Border Boys Kept Coming
From: maeve
Date: 29 Sep 17 - 09:11 AM

I like it! You've managed a strong and tender rendition. It's gracious of you to credit me- thank you- but my thanks go to the person who posted the lyrics at the link. :)


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