Of war and tears
O, what a sight was that to see
That blighted grave beside the sea
Where once I tread among those dead
For once, and all eternity!
Have you once heard that sneer'd command?
That sent my brothers to this land
Whose soil drinks our very blood
And tears abound as Noah's flood
Have you once heard my sniveling cries?
As Europe sank to her demise
We dared not ask, nor question still
What dreams we must fulfill or kill
For country! Glory! All the rest..
And pound my soul from heart to breast
I never knew, nor thought I'd fear
The day I'd die alone out here
At Normandy where we were laid
The Ferryman was often paid
And took away that dreaded sound
To places where no tear be found