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Our Soldier

21 Apr

Excerpts and inspiration taken from “A Pattern to the World” by Harry Dacre, “He was only a private – that’s all” by Elevyn Dell, “The Dying Soldiers Legacy: The Song of War” by John Abbott, and “The Queen’s Fifteen” by Alfred Wheeler Manuscripts of Original Scores

Rumours of desperate dangers
Spring on the startled ears of man.
War clouds darken the Earth.

Ready?
Is Our Soldier ready?
Ready!
Our Soldier was needed to answer their country’s call,
Pushed aside any fear and stood tall.

Our Soldier left with a heavy heart for those left behind,
Think of the fallen brave,
For country and human kind.
Prepare yourself for a soldier’s grave!

Ye go knowing that peril will soon befall,
But Our Soldier was ready ‘n all.

~ CHORUS ~
Our Soldier was only a private in battle
Just a part of the great rank and file
In defence of our flag and its honour
We are proud of our hero
Tho’ only a private, that’s all
A hero Our Soldier died

Woken from his day dream,
What was that, a noise far off at first it seem.
Halt! Who goes there? Rung out Our Soldiers warning cry
A shot resonated, ‘twas the enemy’s reply
Our Soldier charged the countless enemy wall,
Thousands press on, when their front ranks fall.
All the brave mates fell as Our Soldier rushed into the fray
Thro’ hail of fire and shrapnel daring to save the day.
And the battle is won, and the battle is lost.

~ CHORUS ~

‘Twas a grim and deadly battle that a few short hours revealed
Two mighty armies struggled hand to hand on the field
For hours they fought together with a bayonet and gun,
Tho’ the mates in khaki were out numbered under the sun.
Our Solider went over without a sigh,
To conquer or to die.

~ CHORUS ~

‘Midst the thickest fight, dealing death all around,
Our Soldier falls at last.
His throbbing brows with Victory crown’d,
Whilst his life blood’s ebbing fast,
You’ve proved you do not fear the soldier’s grave.

~ CHORUS ~

Our Solider went without a sigh,
To conquer or to die.
Thro’ hail of fire and shrapnel to their soldier’s grave!
And the battle is lost, and the battle is won.

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Posted by on Saturday 21st April, 2012 in Lyrics, War Songs

 

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