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

    the marching 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 crying
    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
    forgetting all the words she said


    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

    Artist: Bo Donaldson And The Heywoods

    Year: 1974

    Decade: 70s

    Language: en

    Word Count: 102