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Fighting for Strangers


by Steeleye Span. Buy album CD: Other Songs A - U


What makes you go abroad fighting for strangers
When you could be safe at home free from all dangers?
A recruiting sergeant came our way
To an Inn nearby at the close of day
He said young Johnny you're a fine young man
Would you like to march along behind a military band,
With a scarlet coat and a big cocked hat,
And a musket at your shoulder,
The shilling he took and he kissed the book,
Oh poor Johnny what will happen to ya?
The recruiting sergeant marched away
From the Inn nearby at the break of day,
Johnny went too with half a ring
He was off to be a soldier he'd be fighting for the King
In a far off war in a far off land
To face a foreign soldier,
But how will you fare when there's lead in the air,
Oh poor Johnny what'll happen to ya?
What makes you go abroad fighting for strangers
When you could be safe at home free from all dangers?
The sun shone hot on a barren land
As a thin red line took a military stand,
There was sling shot, chain shot, grape shot too,
Swords and bayonets thrusting through,
Poor Johnny fell but the day was won
And the King is grateful to you
But your soldiering's done and they're sending you home,
Oh poor Johnny what have they done to ya?
They said he was a hero and not to grieve
Over two wooden pegs and empty sleeves,
They carried him home and set him down
With a military pension and a medal from the crown.
You haven't an arm and you haven't a leg,
The enemy nearly slew you,
You'll have to go out on the streets to beg,
Oh poor Johnny what have they done to ya?
What makes you go abroad fighting for strangers
When you could be safe at home free from all dangers?



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Album: Other Songs A - U Lyrics
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  1. Alison Gross
  2. All Around My Hat
  3. Bachelor's hall
  4. Black jack davy
  5. Blacksmith
  6. Cadgwith anthem
  7. Cam Ye Oer Frae France
  8. Dance with me
  9. Fighting for Strangers
  10. Gamble gold
  11. Gaudete
  12. Gone to America
  13. Hard Times of Old England
  14. John Barleycorn
  15. King Henry
  16. Let Her Go Down
  17. London
  18. Long Lankin
  19. My Johnny Was A Shoemaker
  20. My Love
  21. New York Girls
  22. One Misty Moisty Morning
  23. Rose Bud In June
  24. Royal Forester
  25. Sails of Silver
  26. Saucy Sailor
  27. Sheep-Crook And Black Dog
  28. Spotted Cow
  29. The Blackleg Miner
  30. The Song Will Remain
  31. The Victory
  32. The Weaver And The Factory Maid
  33. The wife of usher's well
  34. Thomas the Rhymer
  35. Unconquered sun

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