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Bloody Royal Pride (unplugged version)


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Being a history buff, resident of the Great Lakes region, and my wife descended from Scots Canadians (and French), I was inspired to write a tune from the viewpoint of a Scots-Irish conscript snatched away to the colonies to fight Indians for the British Crown. Well - ya never know where the inspiration might come from, do ya? (Also watch for my "electronified" version of the song.)
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Lyrics
The world awaits another move
The players have so much to prove And so control the lowly pawn
Across the world, I know not where,
Nor am I paid to choose or care, We’ll soon be up and gone

And to the sea, and to the wood,
To fight the foe as well we should, We suffer to the wilderness.
In sun and rain, we march along
And chant the ancient soldier’s song As ever on we press.

We’ve got no choice, it’s off we go
We set sail for Ontario
With the turning of the tide
The King has called, the paper’s signed
There is no way to change his mind
O Bloody Royal pride.
O Bloody Royal pride.

For pride or pension, matters not.
The dice are cast, and it’s my lot To take up arms and do my part
So far away from kith and kin
Whom I may never see again Becept with my heart

And some will die from native spear
And some will live to shed a tear And some will change forever more.
Across the world, I know not where,
Nor am I paid to choose or care, But to go and fight this war.

We’ve got no choice, it’s off we go
We set sail for Ontario
With the turning of the tide
The King has called, the paper’s signed
There is no way to change his mind
O Bloody Royal pride.
O Bloody Royal pride.

I wish you peace, my wife and love
And when you see the stars above Know that I can see them too
And in the forests far away
I’ll think of you both night and day And this may see me through.

And every time a comrade falls
Or native feels our musket balls I pray you see my monthly due.
If I were gentry, schooled and rich,
Not lying in this muddy ditch, Oh, Lord, if it were true...

We’ve got no choice, it’s off we go
We set sail for Ontario
With the turning of the tide
The King has called, the paper’s signed
There is no way to change his mind
O Bloody Royal pride.
O Bloody Royal pride.
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Uploaded: Jul 14, 2009 - 11:52:43 AM
Last Updated: Jul 14, 2009 - 11:52:43 AM Last Played: Feb 26, 2017 - 06:51:23 AM
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Feter said 2994 days ago (July 14th, 2009)
Bloody Royal Pride
I m finding this is more approaching to me ...
the acoustics spoke to me and the rich and wall
of sound with your vocal makes me bias to this
version ...fantastic lyrics and ye we dont know
from where the inspiration came ...a true gem ..
thnx alot for sharin !!!!
Check out my latest song called Roll with it
sloparts said 2994 days ago (July 14th, 2009)
Outstanding job David
Wonderful story telling lyrics in the very best tradition my friend. And you vocal rendition with only the guitar, show the true depth of your talent.

This is an excellent song and very well done David, Kudos to you for your work here!

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
mowguy3 said 2990 days ago (July 18th, 2009)
Some fine
writing here. And a well sung as well. I am from Michigan so the topic and theme of this track has a special meaning for me. Very nice job here, I realy enjoyed the listen. Thanks.
Check out my latest song called What Would That Make Me?
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Name: David McCord
Location: Ionia MI United States
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