Jesus Wept

#1
Yesterday whilst listening to truckers favourite Radio 2 I listened to a song I have never heard before. It was called And Jesus Wept (I think) and was a song about a soldier in World War 1 facing the firing squad for failing to carry out his duties/cowardice.

I think it said this song was from the early 70s, but not too sure, but try as I might I can't find any refernce to it on t'internet at all. Can anybody point me in the right direction?

Cheers, REMEbrat
 

B_AND_T

MIA
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#5
smudge67 said:
How did the tune go?
De DeDeDe Da La De De LaLa DeDe
 
#8
Isn't that the Archer's theme?
 

old_fat_and_hairy

LE
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#10
western said:
Isn't that the Archer's theme?
Nah, that is "dah de dum de dum dum dah, dah de dum de dum dum.
 

old_fat_and_hairy

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#12
codename1157 said:
old_fat_and_hairy said:
western said:
Isn't that the Archer's theme?
Nah, that is "dah de dum de dum dum dah, dah de dum de dum dum.
Which, interestingly, played backwards gives you "Worship Satan, Muddyfunksters"
Damn! We, the Archer Anarchists, had hoped that it was still a well-kept secret. Now it is out you realise the time has come for the start of world domination?
 
#13
western said:
smudge67 said:
How did the tune go?
Da DaDa Deeeee Deee Da Da
Dee Dee Da Da (repeat)

in a plinky plonky folksy accoustic guitar, fiddle and accordion stylee.

'...And Jesus Wept' by Reg Meuross

"The moon is slowly sinking
The final moon I'll see
My head is tired of thinking
There's just the rosary
An empty place at table
And my mother's eyes are wet
The hand of God came down last night
And Jesus wept

If I'd been a Captain
They would have sent me home
But I am just a Private
Condemned to die alone
The firing squad's been drinking
It's a dawn they won't forget
The hand of God came down last night
And Jesus wept

Sound the drum for their young precious years
But no glory will shine
On my poor mother's tears

A soldier's good for fighting
That's what my father said
And if a man's not fighting
He might as well be dead
Shame has drawn the curtains
And the neighbours won't forget
The hand of God came down last night
And Jesus wept

I got the shakes on Tuesday
I cannot go I said
They sent me down on Wednesday
By Thursday I was dead
I fought for King and Country
Two years without regret
The hand of God came down last night
And Jesus wept

We all fall in the cause of the free
When the sun sets on England
Will you think of me?

In unmarked graves in Flanders
Lie 300 boys and men
Killed, un-loved and frightened
By those they thought were friends
The nation's guilty secret is this generation's debt
The hand of God came down last night
And Jesus wept
The hand of God came down last night
And Jesus wept
 
#16
Does anybody know if this song is going to be released as a single?
I tried doing a search on net but without much luck.

If it's not being released as a single can the track be downloaded? I realise it is on the album Dragonfly but I'm only interested in this song due to its powerful WW1 subject.
 

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