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All the Fine Young Men

Eric Bogle
Language: English

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Lyrics by Eric Bogle
Melody by John Munro
They told all the fine young men
"When this war is over
There will be peace
and the peace will last forever".
In Flanders Field, at Lone Pine and Bersheeba
For king and country, for honour and duty
The young men fought and cursed and wept and died

They told all the fine young men
"When this war is over
There will be peace
and the peace will last forever".
At Tobruk and Alamein, at Bhuna and Kokoda
In a world mad with war, like their fathers before
The young men fought and cursed and wept and died

For many of those fine young men
all the wars are over
They have found peace,
it's the peace that lasts forever
When the call comes again they will not answer
They're just forgotten bones lying far from their homes
As forgotten as the cause for which they died

Ah young men, can you see now why they lied?

Contributed by Alessandro - 2008/11/13 - 08:57




Language: Italian

Versione in italiano di Federica
I BEI GIOVANOTTI

Dissero a tutti i bei giovanotti
"Quando questa guerra finirà
ci sarà pace
e la pace durerà per sempre."
Nei campi delle Fiandre, a Lone Pine e a Bersheeba
per il re e la nazione, per l'onore e il dovere
i giovanotti combatterono e bestemmiarono e piansero e morirono.

Dissero a tutti i bei giovanotti
"Quando questa guerra finirà
ci sarà pace
e la pace durerà per sempre."
A Tobruk e Alamein, a Bhuna e Kokoda
in un mondo pazzo per la guerra, come i loro padri prima
i giovanotti combatterono e bestemmiarono e piansero e morirono.

Per molti di quei bei giovanotti
tutte le guerre sono finite
Hanno trovato la pace,
è la pace che dura per sempre
Quando la chiamata tornerà non risponderanno
Sono solo ossa dimenticate che giacciono lontano dalle loro case
Dimenticati come la causa per la quale morirono

Ah, giovanotti, potete vedere ora perché hanno mentito?

Contributed by Federica - 2011/12/9 - 16:08




Language: English

Versione cantata da Mary Black
ALL THE FINE YOUNG MEN

They told all the fine young men,
"Ah, when this war is over,
There will be peace,
And the peace will last forever."
In Flanders Fields,
At Lone Pine and Bersheeba,
For king and country,
Honour and for duty,
The young men fought and cursed and wept and died.

They told all the fine young men,
"Ah, when this war is over,
In your country's grateful heart
We will cherish you forever."
Tobruk and Alamein,
Bhuna and Kokoda,
In a world mad with war,
Like their fathers before,
The young men fought and cursed and wept and died.

For many of those fine young men
All the wars are over,
They've found their peace,
It's the peace that lasts forever.
When the call comes again,
They will not answer,
They're just forgotten bones,
Lying far from their homes,
Forgotten as the cause for which they died.
Ah, Bluey, can you see now why they lied?

2012/11/13 - 11:22



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