mudcat.org: Lyr Req: The Hero's Return (Belfast Song) (Bogle)
Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Lyr Req: The Hero's Return (Belfast Song) (Bogle)

12 Dec 97 - 01:42 PM
Wolfgang Hell 16 Dec 97 - 06:09 AM
Wolfgang 16 Dec 97 - 10:28 AM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:



Subject: My youngest son came home today
From:
Date: 12 Dec 97 - 01:42 PM

Hello, Im looking for the words of the Eric Bogle song "My youngest son cme home today "


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: THE HERO'S RETURN (BELFAST SONG) (Bogle)
From: Wolfgang Hell
Date: 16 Dec 97 - 06:09 AM

from the text sheet in my Bogle record "Live in Person" (an aside for Eric Bogle fans: I doubt that this record has ever been on sale outside of Germany, so you will not find any trace of it even in the largest Bogle discographies; but it exists and still is my personal favourite Bogle vinyl):

THE HERO'S RETURN (BELFAST SONG)

My youngest son came home today,
his friends marched with him all the way,
the flutes and drums beat out the time,
as in his box of polished pine,
like dead meat on a butcher's tray,
my youngest son came home today.

My youngest son was a fine young man,
with a wife, a daughter, and two sons,
a man he would have lived and died,
till by a bullet sanctified.
Now he's a saint, or so they say,
they brought their saint home today.

Above the bombed and battered streets,
the lowering sky looks down and weeps,
oh children's blood in gutters spilled,
in dreams of freedom unfulfilled,
as part of freedom's price to pay,
my youngest son came home today.

My youngest son came home today,
his friends marched with him all the way,
the flutes and drums beat out the time,
as in his box of polished pine,
like dead meat on a butcher's tray,
my youngest son came home today.

And this time...he's home to stay.

Enjoy it Wolfgang


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: My youngest son came home today
From: Wolfgang
Date: 16 Dec 97 - 10:28 AM

Sorry about the "enjoy". Sounds totally out of place while rereading. Wolfgang


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 27 November 5:48 AM EST

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright 1998 by the Mudcat Caf Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.