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One Day We'll See Them

  • (Pipe Major Robertson / Alex Campbell)

    Darkness is fading, the day it is daw'ing
    The fields they are empty, nae workers the day
    Farmers and young men, all have been going
    To battles in lands that lie far away

    Yet one day we'll see them come by the hillside
    Husbands and sons will return to their homes
    Yet still my heart grieves the price of their young pride
    The widows and sweethearts left sadly to mourn

    The call when it came found our menfolk aye ready
    Each knew the reasons for war so they thought
    Then came the doubting but still they were steady
    Slow dying in cold clay, a-cursing their lot

    Yet one day we'll see them there on the hillside
    Though knowing in hearts they are but a dream
    The grief in the long glen, the gloom at the fireside
    Will pass like the spring breeze as never had been

    Tune: Battle of the Somme

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1978:] Ein Antikriegslied [...], das die Sehnsucht der Frauen nach Frieden ausdrückt, der ihnen ihre Männer, Väter, Brüder und Söhne wiedergibt. (Notes 'Folk Friends I')

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