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The Greatest Thrill

  • (Ian Walker)

    When I heard the engines roar
    Ma bonnie bairnie o
    I felt a sense of power
    Ma bonnie bairnie o
    You were sleeping tight
    When I flew into the night
    I was looking for a fight
    Ma bonnie bairnie o

    I was flying high
    Ma bonnie bairnie o
    I never heard you cry
    Ma bonnie bairnie o
    I was using all my skill
    To search, to find, to kill
    It was my life's greatest thrill
    Ma bonnie bairnie o

    When the targets found their place
    Ma bonnie bairnie o
    I never saw your face
    Ma bonnie bairnie o
    But I began to pray
    When the bombs they left their bay
    Pity you got in the way
    Ma bonnie bairnie o

    Now I feel a sense of pride
    Ma bonnie bairnie o
    For God was on our side
    Ma bonnie bairnie o
    In my country's Hall of Fame
    They'll be writing up my name
    You're the loser in this game
    Ma bonnie bairnie o

    With the rising of the sun
    Ma bonnie bairnie o
    No more you'll laugh and run
    Ma bonnie bairnie o
    And you will never know
    That your blood it had to flow
    To let the winds of freedom blow
    Ma bonnie bairnie o

    Repeat 2

    Tune: The Shearin's No For You

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1987:] On the evening of 14th April, 1986, American long range fighter bombers set off from Suffolk, England and that night, bombed targets at Tripoli, Libya. Young children were killed in the attack. The Pentagon described the attack as "perfect" claiming that there had been nothing like it in the annals of U.S. military history. One of the pilots, on his return to England, said, "It was the greatest thrill of my life to have been involved". (Notes Ian Walker, 'Flying High')

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