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Lyr Req: Two Little Irish Boys

28 Aug 98 - 04:54 PM
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Subject: Two Little Irish Boys
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Date: 28 Aug 98 - 04:54 PM

Just wondering if any one out there knows the song "Two Little Irish Boys, or knows where I can find it


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Two Little Irish Boys
From: GUEST,999
Date: 17 Sep 12 - 07:33 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two_Little_Boys

I wonder whether the OP meant Two Little Boys ??


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Two Little Irish Boys
From: maeve
Date: 17 Sep 12 - 07:59 AM

Could be, 999. Versions of it have been sung and recited by so many people. Greg Brown sings one version. I seem to remember our own Kendall Morse reciting it.

As sung and attributed by Greg Brown:
"Two Little Boys"    public domain
(Arranged by me into similar linebreaks to the R.Harris version for comparison; errors not edited. Maeve)

Two little boys, two little toys
each was a wooden horse.
Gaily they played, each summer's day
Soldier boys, of course.
One little chap, he had a mishap
and he broke off his horse's head,
Wept for his toy, then cried with joy
when his young comrade said:

"Do you think, Jack, I'd leave you crying
when there's room on my horse for two?
Climb up, Jack, we'll soon be flying.
He can go just as fast with two.
When we grow,we'll both be soldiers
and our horses won't be toys,
And it may be, Jack, that we'll remember
when we were two little boys."

The years quickly passed,
the war came at last
and bravely the boys marched away.
Cannon roared loud,
midst the mad crowd
wounded and dying Jack lay.
When out rings a cry
and a horse dashes by
out of the ranks of the blue.
Dashes away to where Jack lay
and a voice rang strong and true.

"Do you think Jack,
I'd could leave you dying
when there's room on my horse for two?
Climb up Jack, we'll soon be flying
He can go just as fast with two.
Do you Jack, I'm all a tremble?
Perhaps it's the battles noise-
Or maybe,Jack, that I remember
when we were two little boys.

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Rolf Harris singing "Two little boys" along with the following: "also commonly played by Irish band The Frames... as well as by the Canadian band The Irish Rovers"
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Two Little Boys    as sung by Rolf Harris -
Songwriters: MADDEN, EDWARD/MORSE, THEODORE/BRADEN, ALAN

Two little boys had two little toys
Each had a wooden horse
Gaily they played each summer's day
Warriors both of course
One little chap then had a mishap
Broke off his horse's head
Wept for his toy then cried with joy
As his young playmate said


Did you think I would leave you crying
When there's room on my horse for two
Climb up here Jack and don't be crying
I can go just as fast with two
When we grow up we'll both be soldiers
And our horses will not be toys
And I wonder if we'll remember
When we were two little boys


Long years had passed, war came so fast
Bravely they marched away
Cannon roared loud, and in the mad crowd
Wounded and dying lay
Up goes a shout, a horse dashes out
Out from the ranks so blue
Gallops away to where Joe lay
Then came a voice he knew


Did you think I would leave you dying
When there's room on my horse for two
Climb up here Joe, we'll soon be flying
I can go just as fast with two
Did you say Joe I'm all a-tremble
Perhaps it's the battle's noise
But I think it's that I remember
When we were two little boys


Do you think I would leave you dying
There's room on my horse for two
Climb up here Joe, we'll soon by flying
Back to the ranks so blue
Can you feel Joe I'm all a tremble
Perhaps it's the battle's noise
But I think it's that I remember
When we were two little boys

[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsmode.com/ly )


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