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My name is Gilbert Hartley
And I strolled out on the Somme
With me pals one sunny morning
But in a flash me pals were gone
And I lay there in that meadow
As me life passed afore me eyes
And I heard the birds a-singing
And I thought I was going to die

Now I saw me leg were mangled
But I framed up and I dragged
Meself into a shellhole
Where I felt down for me fags
Well the stretcher bearers told me
And I swear that this is true
'When we saw that pall of smoke Gil
Why we knew that it were you!"

Now me leg were all but done for
Dr Scalpel took it clean
And he left me there a-lying
In the arms of sweet morphine
Now me warring days were over
But me story isn't through
Cos they shelled that CCS
And I lost the other bugger too

Now I though me life were over
And I meant to end it there
When some Tommy passed a Woodbine
And sat by me on a chair
And we talked of Hull and Halifax
And my Mary there alone
By the time I stubbed that fag out
I knew I was going home

Now me children all of children
And as I watch them scamper round
I think none of them would be here
If they'd laid me in the ground
And I've thought and thought about it
And I swear it on me life
There's them who'll say they kill you
But it's fags that saved me life!


WORDS AND MUSIC
BY
JOE SOLO

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from Going Home: Music From Potter's Field Vol II, released January 1, 2012
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Joe Solo Scarborough, UK

Joe Solo is an award-winning musician, writer, poet, activist, broadcaster and washing machine engineer from Scarborough.

Live he has an ever growing reputation as both a performer and raconteur, being thought-provoking, comical and punch-the-air political often in the same breath.

He is not an artist you forget in a hurry.
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