Mudcat Café message #180865 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18290   Message #180865
Posted By: Irish sergeant
18-Feb-00 - 04:09 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Willy Mc Bride
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Willy Mc Bride
O.K Folks; I have June Tabor's version and it is great. The Irish Rovers did a version as did the Dubliners. The lyrics are available under No Man's Land. I have them some where however and if you contact me in a few days I may be able to pu my hands on the however I believe they go something like this: How do you do Young Willie McBride, Do you mind if I sit here down by your grave side, And rest for a while in the warm summer sun, I've been walking all day and I'm nearly done. I see by your gravestone you were only 19, When you joined the brave fallen of 1916. I hope you died quick and I hope you died clean, Or Willie McBride was it slow and obscene? Chorus: Did they beat the drum slowly, did they play the fife lowly? Did the rifles fire over you when they lowered you down? Did the bugles sound the last post and colours? Did the pies play the flower of the fallen? If I can find the rest, I'll visit and put it on the site, Hope this helps a little, Neil