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AndreasW A sniper's promise (6) RE: A sniper's promise 06 Oct 98

I guess so!
But I can only offer the lyrics


Sniper's Promise

The night was icy cold, I stood alone
Waiting for an army foot patrol.
When at last they came within my sight
I squeezed the trigger of my armalite.

Oh Mamma, oh mamma, comfort me,
I know these awful things have got to be,
But when the war for freedom has been won
I promise you, I'll put away my gun.

A shot rang out, I heard a soldier cry:
Please, don't leave me here alone to die."
I realised his patrol had gone away
And left the wounded comrade for me to slay.

There's nothing in this World I would not give,
If, mercy in your heart, you'd let me live."
And in his eyes I saw a burning flame
As my gun it slowly fell towards his brain.

Dawn was breaking as I reached my base,
Can't forget the look on that boy's face
Bear agony, torment, they all were there,
But to your memory, mamma, his life I spared.

as recorded by
The Fighting Men from Crossmaglen
on the album: 50 Complete Irish Rebel Songs

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