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The King's Shilling Lyrics 

The King's Shilling Song Lyrics


Oh my love has left me wi' bairnies twa
And that's the last o' him I ever saw
He's joined the army and he marched awa'
He took the shillin'
He took the shillin' and he marched awa'

Come laddies come, hear the cannons roar
Take the King's shilling an' we're off tae war
Come laddies come, hear the cannons roar
Take the King's shilling an' we're off tae war

He looked so fine as he marched along
Wi' his kilt and sporran an' his musket gun
And the ladies kissed them as they marched awa'
He sailed out by
They sailed out by the Berwick Law

Come laddies come, hear the cannons roar
Take the King's shilling an' we're off tae war
Come laddies come, hear the cannons roar
Take the King's shilling an' we're off tae war

The pipes did play as he marched along
And soldiers sang out a battle song
"March on, march on," cried the Captain gay
For King and country
For King and country we will fight today

Come laddies come, hear the cannons roar
Take the King's shilling an' we're off tae war
Come laddies come, hear the cannons roar
Take the King's shilling an' we're off tae war

The battle rattled tae the sound o' guns
And bayonets flashed in the morning sun
The drums did beat and the cannons roar
And the shillin' didn't seem
The shillin' didn't seem much worth the war

Come laddies come, hear the cannons roar
Take the King's shilling an' we're off tae war
Come laddies come, hear the cannons roar
Take the King's shilling an' we're off tae war

And on they fought and the men did fall
Cut down by bayonet and musket ball
And many o' these brave young men
Would never fight for
Would never fight for their King again

Come laddies come, hear the cannons roar
Take the King's shilling an' we're off tae war
Come laddies come, hear the cannons roar
Take the King's shilling an' we're off tae war


Absolutely Irish Song List

The King's Shilling

 

June Apple

 

The Flower Of Kilkenny

 

The Leaving Of Liverpool

 

Fiddle Extravaganza: Never Was Piping so Gay/The Chandelier/Paddy Fahey's 25/Paddy Fahey's

 

The Trip To Parliament/The Torn Jacket

 

Kitty O'Neill's Champion Jig

 

Fair London Town

 

Lark In The Morning/Cannabhan Ban/Humours Of Ballyloughlin

 

Planxty Miss Maxwell

 

Jim O'Keefe's/The Clog/The Star Above The Garter/The Hare In The Corn

 

The Green Hills Of Tyrol/The Fermoy Lassies/The Pinch Of Snuff

 

McNally's Row Of Flats

 

Before The Storm/The Black Rogue/The Lass Of Ballintra/The (Other) High Reel

 

The House In The Glen/The Bohola Jig/Josie McDermott's/Free And Easy

Jigs/Reel 

The King's Shilling Lyrics from Absolutely Irish Soundtrack (2008). Rating: 4.2/5 (22 votes)