Sammy's Gone to War by Sue Lee Recorded by Keepers Lock O' Sammy, O' Sammy your regiments leavin' And going I know not where As you marched off this mornin' With the roll sergeant callin' You set off on a wing and a prayer! Chorus : Government orders! and Ministry's orders! They tell us that we must obey Cargoes they give us, without no provisions And then we must be underway For the days are all long, with no whistle or song Now to the fightin' you've gone But for us there's no ending Our boats still need tending And we have to keep going on! With our butty and boat, if we stay afloat We'll tie up in 'Brum' by the mornin' But with the bombs overhead We could all wind up dead For the kids and meself I'm a 'fearin' I'd send you a letter, t'would make me feel better To write how I miss you so sorely But it's no use we said For you cannot read And I write, as you know, very poorly! O' Sammy O' Sammy for you I am grievin' I never have felt so alone! All my love I am sending Praying this war is endin' As I wait for the day you come home Recorded on :
Sammy's Gone to War by Sue Lee O' Sammy, O' Sammy your regiments leavin' And going I know not where As you marched off this mornin' With the roll sergeant callin' You set off on a wing and a prayer! Chorus : Government orders! and Ministry's orders! They tell us that we must obey Cargoes they give us, without no provisions And then we must be underway For the days are all long, with no whistle or song Now to the fightin' you've gone But for us there's no ending Our boats still need tending And we have to keep going on! With our butty and boat, if we stay afloat We'll tie up in 'Brum' by the mornin' But with the bombs overhead We could all wind up dead For the kids and meself I'm a 'fearin' I'd send you a letter, t'would make me feel better To write how I miss you so sorely But it's no use we said For you cannot read And I write, as you know, very poorly! O' Sammy O' Sammy for you I am grievin' I never have felt so alone! All my love I am sending Praying this war is endin' As I wait for the day you come home Recorded on :