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GerryM Mudcat Australia/NZ Songbook (986* d) RE: Rise Up Mudcat Songbook - Australia 20 Dec 20

Seasons of War
Phyl Lobl

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter,
War has all the seasons.
One and two, three and four,
Man will give the reasons.

Soldier in the Spring of war,
Knows just what he's fighting for,
Told so many times before
Fighting for his freedom.


Come the Summer all is growing
And the fruit of war is showing
Pain and hate he will be knowing
Fighting for his freedom.


When his friends begin to fall
And the bombs rain down on all
Then he hears the Autumn call
Fighting for his freedom.


Winter finds the glory gone.
War is grey to look upon.
Soldier wonders what he's won
Fighting for his freedom.



From her Broadmeadow Thistle album. She writes,

Written in the summer of the Vietnam War, I hoped this song would not be relevant any more. I no longer have such youthful optimism. The chorus works as a round sung behind the verses.

Recording available here.

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