Jesus Wept

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  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
     
  2. How did the tune go?
     
  3. B_AND_T

    B_AND_T LE Book Reviewer

    De DeDeDe Da La De De LaLa DeDe
     
  4. Nah, just listened to it.

    It's more of a

    Da DaDa Deeeee Deee Da Da Dee Dee Da Da
     
  5. You liar. That's one of Claude Debussys classical pieces (the famous one)
     
  6. Isn't that the Archer's theme?
     
  7. Not the other Claude Debussy then? The one who ran the Dog & Duck in Pontefract.
     
  8. old_fat_and_hairy

    old_fat_and_hairy LE Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    Nah, that is "dah de dum de dum dum dah, dah de dum de dum dum.
     
  9. Which, interestingly, played backwards gives you "Worship Satan, Muddyfunksters"
     
  10. old_fat_and_hairy

    old_fat_and_hairy LE Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    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?
     
  11. 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
     
  12. Yeah I heard that last night as well; a sad little number if ever there was one.