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A Soldier's Life

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A Soldier's Life Song Lyrics - The Wolfe Tones. This is a pro-rebellion song stressing that the sword and gun has proved to be mightier than Words (unfortunately) Originally composed by Thomas Davis. Sung by Noel Nagle on the L.P  record till ireland a Nation on dolphin Records 1974. Sent to me by Patrick Burke.

The tribune’s tongue and poet’s pen
May sow the seed in prostrate men
For it is the soldier’s sword alone
Can reap the crop so bravely sown
No more I’ll sing no more I’ll pine
But train my soul to lead a line
A solider’s life is the life for me
A soldier’s death and Ireland free.
2
No foe with fury or thunder Words
If it were not for your lightening swords
If tyrants yield where millions Prey
Tis less they will link in wars array
Nor peace itself is safe but when
The sword is yielded by fighting men
A soldiers life is the life for me
A soldiers death and Ireland free
3
The rifle brown and sabre bright
Can freely speak and nobly write
What prophet taught the creed so well
As Hoffer,Breen,Bruce and Tell
God guard the creed those heroes taught
That blood bought freedom is cheaply bought
A soldier’s life is the life for me
A soldier’s death and Ireland free
4
Yet it is not strength and it is not steel
Alone can make the English reel
But wisdom working day by day
Til comes the time for passion’s sway
The patient’s din and power shot
Can knock an empire like a rock
A soldier’s life is the life for me
A solider’s death and Ireland free
A soldier’s life is the life for me
A soldier’s death and Ireland free

Wolfe Tones
The Wolfe Tones

Guitar Chords A Soldiers Life
Intro: Bm-A-F#m-Bm
The (Bm)tribune’s tongue and poet’s (A)pen
May (F#m)sow the seed in (Bm)prostrate men
For it (Bm)is the soldier’s sword a(A)lone
Can (F#m)reap the crop so (Bm)bravely sown
No (D)more I’ll sing, no more I’ll (G)pine
But train my (Em)soul to (A)lead a line
A (Bm)solider’s life is the life for (A)me
A (F#m)soldier’s death and (Bm)Ireland free.

No (Bm)foe with fury or thunder (A)words
If it (F#m)were not for your (Bm)lightening swords
If (Bm)tyrants yield where millions (A)pray
Tis (F#m)less they will link in (Bm)wars array
Nor (D)peace itself is safe but (G)when
The sword is (Em)yielded by (A)fighting men
A (Bm)solider’s life is the life for (A)me
A (F#m)soldier’s death and (Bm)Ireland free.

The (Bm)rifle brown and sabre (A)bright
Can (F#m)freely speak and (Bm)nobly write
What (Bm)prophet taught the creed so (A)well
As (F#m)Hoffer, Breen, (Bm)Bruce and Tell
God (D)guard the creed those heroes (G)taught
That blood bought (Em)freedom is (A)cheaply bought
A (Bm)solider’s life is the life for (A)me
A (F#m)soldier’s death and (Bm)Ireland free.

Yet it (Bm)is not strength and it is not (A)steel
A(F#m)lone can make the (Bm)English reel
But (Bm)wisdom working day by (A)day
Til (F#m)comes the time for (Bm)passion’s sway
The (D)patient’s din and power (G)shot
Can knock an (Em)empire (A)like a rock
A (Bm)solider’s life is the life for (A)me
A (F#m)soldier’s death and (Bm)Ireland free.
A (Bm)soldier’s life was the life for (A)me
A (F#m)soldier’s death and (Bm)Ireland free.

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