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goodbar Lyr Req: Don't Sign Up for War (Alistair Hulett) (15) Lyr Req: Don't Sign Up For War (Alistair Hulett) 28 Feb 08


Anyone have the lyrics to "Don't Sign Up For War" by Alistair Hulett? With the thick Scottish dialect, it's hard for an American like me to pick all the words out.

Here's what I have so far...

See yon Arthur Henderson, heid bummer o' the workin' men
When war broke oot he pressed his suit and he ran tae catch the train
He signed a deal in London, nae mair strikes until the fightin's done
In Glesga toon the word gaed 'roon, 'Tak tent o' John Maclean!'

Chorus:
He said 'A bayonet, that's a weapon with a workin' man at either end
Betray your country, serve your class
Don't sign up for war my friend, don't sign up for war'

When they turned him oot ??? John stood up at the fountain
What he said was tailor made tae magnify the friction
Ye patriots can roar and bawl(?), it's not ???
The only war worth fightin' for is war against oppression

The ??? Park Station
They ???
But Johnny did nae ??? he fought for a demonstration
A mighty thrang ten thoosand strang, turned oot against conscription

The next time that they came for him John ???
He did nae plea for mercy, he said, "Give me British justice"
The justice that he cal'd for ???
When oot tae hell the hammer fell, three years was his sentence

The clammer tae release MacLean ???
In a year and a half, they cut it off but ???
He came back old before his time but he did nae seem tae care, man
??? will cause ye tae beware man

The last time that they jailed MacLean he ???
Wi' a rubber hose(?) put up his nose they kept him ???
Let him oot or keep him in, Red Clyde was our ???
??? the government was wheelin' ???


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