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The Trooper Cut Down
Lidové písně - Anglické
As I was a-walking down by the Lock Hospital Dark was the morning and cold was the day Who should I spy but one of my comrades Draped in a blanket and cold as the clay. Then beat the drums slowly and play the pipes lowly Sound the dead march as we carry him along And over his coffin throw handfuls of laurel For he's a young trooper cut down in his prime. O mother, o mother come sit you down by me Sit you down by me and pity my plight My body is injured and sadly disordered All by a young woman my own heart's delight. Had she but told me when she did disorder me Had she but told me about it in time I might have got salts and pills of white mercury But now I'm cut down in the height of my prime. Get six of my comrades to carry my coffin Six of my comrades to carry me on high And each of them carry a bunch of white roses So no-one may smell me as we pass them by. At the street corner there's two girls a-standing One to the other she whispered and said, "Here comes that young squaddy whose money we squandered, Here comes a young trooper cut down in his prime." On top of his tombstone these words they are written, "All you young fellows take warning by me, Keep away from them flash girls who walk in the city, The girls of the city was the ruin of me."