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Fighting 69th Lyrics

from The Gang's All Here

"Fighting 69th" is track #8 on the album The Gang's All Here. It was written by Casey, Ken / Barton, Rick / Kelly, Matthew Edward.
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Come all you gallant heroes
Along with me combined
I'll sing a song, it won't take long
Of the Fighting 69th

They're a band of men brave, stout and bold
From Ireland they came
And they have a leader to the fold
And Cocoran was his name

It was in the month of April
When the boys, they sailed away
And they made a sight so glorious
As they marched along Broadway

And they marched right down Broadway, me boys
Until they reached the shore
And from there they went to Washington
And straight unto the war

So we gave them hearty cheers, me boys
Which was greeted with a smile
Singing, 'here's the boys who feared no noise'
We're the Fighting 69th

And when the war is said and done
May Heaven spare our lives
For it's only then, that we can return
To our loved ones and our wives

We'll take them in our arms, me boys
For a long night and a day
And we'll hope that war will come no more
To sweet America

So we gave them hearty cheers, me boys
Which was greeted with a smile
Singing, 'here's the boys who feared no noise'
We're the Fighting 69th

So farewell unto you, dear New York
Will I ever see you once more?
For it fills my heart with sorrow
To leave your sylvan shore

But the country, now it is calling us
And we must hasten fore
So here's to the stars and stripes, me boys
And to Ireland's lovely shore

And here's to Murphy and Devine
Of honor and renown
Who did escort our heroes
Unto the battle ground

And I said unto our Colonel
We must fight hand to hand
Until we plant the stars and stripes
Way down in Dixieland

So we gave them hearty cheers, me boys
Which was greeted with a smile
Singing, 'here's the boys who feared no noise'
We're the Fighting 69th

So we gave them hearty cheers, me boys
Which was greeted with a smile
Singing, 'here's the boys who feared no noise'
We're the Fighting 69th

Songwriters
CASEY, KEN / BARTON, RICK / KELLY, MATTHEW EDWARD

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Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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