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Minstrel Boy by Fenderbabe16 Minstrel Boy by Fenderbabe16
The minstrel boy to the war has gone,
In the ranks of death you'll find him;
His father's sword he hath girded on,
And his wild harp slung behind him;

"Land of Song!" cried the warrior bard,
(Should) "Tho' 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 chain
Could not bring that proud soul under;
The harp he lov'd ne'er spoke again,
For he tore its chords asunder;

And said "No chains shall sully thee,
Thou soul of love and brav'ry!
Thy songs were made for the pure and free
They shall never sound in slavery!

~Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros "Minstrel Boy"


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Deshipley Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, this is lovely! My minstrels and I are quite taken with this piece. Might I request your permission to display it on my novel's Facebook page sometime (with due credit given, of course)? [link]
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Delta-Forced-Command Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Absolutley the greatest song i ever heard

Nice work!
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Gabrielb1984 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008
nice job girl! the song is perfect! and the interpretation by joe strummer & the mescaleros even better!!!
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Fenderbabe16 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much =) :hug:
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