Bo Donaldson And The Heywoods Lyrics”Billy, Don’t Be A Hero”

Bo Donaldson And The Heywoods Lyrics Billy, Don’t Be A Hero

Song name Billy, Don’t Be A Hero
Artist Bo Donaldson And The Heywoods
Album “Bo Donaldson And The Heywoods”

The marchin’ band came down along main street
The soldier blues fell in behind.
I looked across and there I saw Billy
Waiting to go and join the line
And with her head upon his shoulder
His young and lovely fiancee.
From where i stood i saw she was cryin’
And through her tears I heard her say,

“Billy, don’t be a hero, don’t be a fool with your life
Billy, don’t be a hero, come back and make me your wife”
And as he started to go,

She said, “Billy keep your head low.
Billy, don’t be hero, come back to me.”

The soldier blues were trapped on a hillside
The battle raging all around
The sergeant cried, “We’ve got to hang on boys!
We’ve got to hold this piece of ground.
I need a volunteer to ride up,
And bring us back some extra men.”
And Billy’s hand was up in a moment
Forgettin’ all the words she said.

She said,
“Billy, don’t be a hero, don’t be a fool with your life
Billy, don’t be a hero, come back and make me your wife.”
And as he started to go,
She said, “Billy keep your head low.
Billy, don’t be a hero, come back to me.”

I heard his fiancee got a letter
That told how Billy died that day.
The letter said that he was a hero
She should be proud he died that way.
I heard she threw the letter away……

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