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16th March 1974
for 3 weeks


Billy Don't Be A Hero - Paper Lace


The marchin' band came down along Main Street
The soldier blues fell in behind
I looked across and there I saw Billy
Waiting to go and join the line
and with her head upon his shoulder
His young and lovely fiancée
From where I stood I saw she was cryin'
and through her tears I heard her say

Billy, don't be a hero, don't be a fool with your life
Billy, don't be a hero, come back and make me your wife
and as Billy started to go she said keep your pretty head low
Billy, don't be a hero, come back to me

The soldier blues were trapped on a hillside
The battle raging all around
The sergeant cried, We've got to hang on, boys
We've gotta hold this piece of ground
I need a volunteer to ride out
and bring us back some extra men
and Billy's hand was up in a moment
Forgettin' all the words she said

She said
Billy, don't be a hero, don't be a fool with your life
Billy, don't be a hero, come back and make me your wife
and as Billy started to go she said, keep your pretty head low
Billy, don't be a hero, come back to me

I heard his fiancee got a letter
That told how Billy died that day
The letter said that he was a hero
She should be proud he died that way
I heard she threw the letter away

 

   


 

 

 

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