From the album Her Soldier Boy - EP

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Featuring Vanessa Murray on Vocals,
Jon Lawton - Guitars, Bass and Drums
Amy Chalmers - Violin
Helen Maher - Accordion
and John Jenkins on Vocals and Piano

Lyrics

Her Soldier Boy
So long ago – through the mists of time and days of old
A young girl once had a dream
To marry her sweetheart when she was 17

He was a grenadier
With his redcoat and musket she loved him dear
But Napoleon had other plans
And off to war went her Man
Chorus 1
She wore her mother’s wedding coat
With ribbons in her hair
And waited patiently for her soldier boy who said
“Please love me for who I am, please love me for who I am”

Well the war grew fierce and strong
And her soldier boy fought bravely on
News soon reached her ears
That the war had been won and her soldier boy would soon return

Repeat Chorus 1

A Hero he did return
Battle wounded he lasted less than one year
On the banks of the village river she was seen
A life of loneliness is not for me

Chorus 3
She wore her mother’s wedding coat
With ribbons in her hair
And lies silently next to her soldier boy
“love me for who I am, love me for who I am”