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Lyr Req: When the Battle's O'er

Tully 19 Nov 98 - 12:45 PM
GUEST,999 17 Sep 12 - 03:28 PM
Joe Offer 18 Sep 12 - 03:34 AM
GUEST 18 Sep 12 - 04:26 AM
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Subject: Need Lyrics to: When the Battle's O'er
From: Tully
Date: 19 Nov 98 - 12:45 PM

Does anyone have the lyrics to the Scottish tune, "When the Battle's O'er". I recall hearing Mary Williamnson or perhaps the Corries sing it some time ago. So far I can't locate it in any of the folksong lyric data bases.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When the Battle's O'er
From: GUEST,999
Date: 17 Sep 12 - 03:28 PM

http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=when%20the%20battle's%20o'er%2C%20corries&source=web&cd=10&cad=rja&sqi=2&ved=0CFkQFjAJ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.usahpd.com%2Fdocuments%2FPipe%2520Tune%2520Lyrics.pdf&ei=hXhXUOCBG6Pt0gHPlYHYCQ&usg=AFQjCNHALLZp_xHsT6SE4RIlTus61gsxlw

At that link, song 31--or the song that's on page 31--may be what we're looking for.


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Subject: ADD: When the Battle's O'er
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 Sep 12 - 03:34 AM

From the link provided by 999 above - but is it the song that was requested?

When The Battle's O'er

WHEN THE BATTLE'S O'ER

I return to the fields of glory,
Where the green grasses and flowers grow,
And the wind softly tells the story,
Of the brave lads of long ago.

CHORUS:
March no more, my soldier laddie,
There is peace where there once was war,
Sleep in peace, my soldier laddie,
Sleep in peace, now the battle's o'er.

In the great glen they lay a sleeping,
Where the cool waters gently flow,
And the grey mist is sadly weeping,
For those brave lads of long ago.
Chorus....

See the tall grass is there awaiting,
As their banners of long ago,
With their heads high, forward threading,
Marching lightly to meet the foe.
Chorus....

Some returned from the fields of glory,
To their loved one who held them dear,
But some fell in that hour of glory,
And were left to their resting here.
Chorus....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When the Battle's O'er
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Sep 12 - 04:26 AM

Sung and if I remember rightly composed by the late Andy Stewart.
To the pipe tune of the same name.


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