Folk Song

X:1 T:When Cannon Are Roaring C:Trad Z:Webmaster


L:1/4 M:3/4 K:C ccc|GEC|GGA|B3/2A/G| cBA|dBG|ced|[1 c3:|][2 c2||]c| ccd|ccd|ccd|ec2| g3/2f/e|dBG|ced|cc2|] W:1 W:Soldiers with swords in hands W:To the walls coming, W:Horsemen about the streets, W:Riding and running. W:Sentinels on the walls, W:Arm arm, a-crying W:Petards against the ports W:Wild fire a-flying. W: W:(chorus) W:When cannons are roaring W:And bullets are flying W:He that would honour win W:Must not fear dying.. W: W:2 W:Captains in open fields, W:On their foes rushing, W:Gentlemen second them, W:With their pikes pushing. W:Engineers in the trench, W:Earth, earth uprearing, W:Gunpowder in the mines, W:Pagans upblowing. W: W:3 W:Trumpets on turrets high, W:These are a-sounding. W:Drums beating out aloud, W:Echoes resounding. W:Alarm bells in each place, W:They are a~ringing. W:Women with stones in laps, W:To the walls bringing. W: W:4 W:Portcullis in the ports.. W:They are down-letting, W:Burgers come flocking by, W:Too their hands setting. W:Ladders against the walls, W:They are uprearing, W:Women great timber logs W:To the walls bearing. % % % % %