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    "Minstrel Boy" Lyrics

    Joe Strummer feat. The Mescaleros

    The Minstrel Boy to the war has gone
    In the ranks of death you will find him
    His father's sword he hath girded on
    And his wild harp slung behind him

    "Land of Song!" said the warrior bard
    "Though all the world betrays thee
    One sword, at least, thy rights shall guard
    One faithful harp shall praise thee!"

    The Minstrel fell, but the foeman's chains
    Could not bring this proud soul under
    The harp he loved never spoke again
    For he tore its chords asunder

    And said, "No chains shall sully thee
    Thou soul of love and bravery!
    Thy songs were made for the pure and free
    And shall never sound in slavery!"
    This song was submitted on February 23rd, 2005 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Martin Slattery, Joe Strummer, Scott Shields, Richard Flack, Tymon Dogg, Luke Bullen, Simon Stafford.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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