2nd Border Oct 14th 1915

2nd Border Oct 14th 1915

Postby Steve » Wed May 06, 2009 4:26 pm

I have had this for many years, it was in the Whitehaven News of Thursday, October 14th 1915 and attributed to the men of 2nd Border Rgt.

Steve
Sing me to sleep, where bullets fall,
Let me forget the war and all.
Damp is my dug-out, cold my feet,
Nothing but bully and biscuits to eat.

Sing me to sleep where bombs explode,
And shrapnell shells are a la mode.
Over the sandbags helmets you find,
Corpses in front and corpses behind.Far, far from Ypres I long to be,
Where German snipers can't pot at me.
Think of me crouching where the worms creep,
Waiting for someone to sing me to sleep.Sing me to sleep in some old shed,
The rats are running round my head.
Stretched out upon my waterproof,
Dodging the raindrops through the roof. Sing me to sleep where campfires glow,
Full of French bread and cafe a l`eau.
Dreaming of home and nights in the West,
Sandbags o'er head, wet boots on my chest.Far from the starlight I'd love to be,
Lights of old England I`d rather see.
Think of me crouching where the worms creep,
Waiting for someone to sing me to sleep.
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