Lyr Req: Bombed Last Night
Subject: Lyr Add: BOMBED LAST NIGHT|
Date: 22 Nov 98 - 11:55 PM
I am looking for the original lyrics and history to the WWI song "Bombed Last Night." Two verses were sung in the movie "Oh What a Lovely War." The tune seems to track a variation of an american college tune about Dutch Cheese eaters (or something like that). I'll contribute the following "original" verses followed by some adaptions I made about 20 years ago -- only a handful of soldiers know the additional verses:
Bombed last night, bombed the night before
Shelled last night, shelled the night before
Shot last night, shot the night before.
Marched last night, marched the night before
Trained last night, trained the night before,
Subject: RE: Bombed Last Night|
Date: 13 Nov 10 - 04:40 AM
This is a relly moving song! It was helpfu for my homework. Thank you guys!! :) xxx
Subject: Lyr Add: BOMBED LAST NIGHT + THE DYING AIRMAN|
From: Richie Black (misused acct, bad email)
Date: 13 Nov 10 - 04:53 AM
A great song from the Great War of 1914-18
BOMBED LAST NIGHT
Bombed last night, Bombed the night before
Gonna get bombed tonight if we never get bombed any more.
When we're bombed, we're scared as we can be.
Oh God damn the bombin' planes from Germany.
They're over us, they're over us,
One shell-hole for the four of us
Glory be to God there are no more of us
'Cause one of us could fill it all alone.
Gassed last night—gassed the night before,
Gonna get gassed again if we never git gassed no more,
When we're gassed, we're as sick as we can be,
'Cause phosgene and mustard gas is too much for me.
A POOR AVIATOR LAY DYING
A poor aviator lay dying.
At the end of a bright summer's day.
His comrades had gathered about him.
To carry his fragments away.
The airplane was piled on his wishbone,
His Hotchkiss was wrapped round his head;
He wore a spark-plug on each elbow,
'Twas plain he would shortly be dead.
He spit out a valve and a gasket,
And stirred in the sump where he lay,
And then to his wondering comrades,
These brave parting words he did say:
And the butterfly valve off my neck,
Extract from my liver the crankshaft,
There are lots of good parts in this wreck.
And the cylinders out of my brain,