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  1. Keep Thee

Lyrics

Whoa…………………………………………………
Whoa…………………………………………….Hey!

Went to work on the line with his Dad
And his cousin from his Mother’s side
Had a room in a flat with his mates
For a year when the factory died
He couldn’t see his Dad like that (hey!)
Told his ma to fetch his cap and said
The army needs lads
So bye Ma, and bye Dad
Keep me and Keep Thee

Fell in love with a lass
Had a babe and a cat
When his duty called
Came these words to his clan
From the lips
Of a man twenty three years old
I dunno who I’ll miss the most (hey!)
I love you both to Holy Ghost but
The army needs lads
So bye love, and bye lad
Keep me and Keep Thee

Whoa…………………………………………………
Whoa…………………………………………….Hey!

Made a friend on a train through the mud
And the rain of a soldier’s trench
Traded notes for to give to their babes
And their blokes should their duty end
Thank the Lord it never came to that (hey!)
With arms around each other’s backs
They said
The army to hell!
Sing true and drink well!
And Keep me and Keep Thee
Keep me and Keep Thee