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Roman Wall Blues

This song is by Alex Harvey and appears on the album Roman Wall Blues (1969).

Over the heather the westward blows
I've ice in my tunic and the cold in my nose
The rain comes fallin' out o' the sky
I'm a soldier on the wall and I don't know why

The mist is lyin' on the hard grey stone
My woman has gone, I'm sleepin' all alone
There's somebody else hanging 'round her place
I don't like him, I don't like his face

I saw a Christian worshippin' the Fish
They don't kiss him if he had his wish
She gave me a ring, I gambled it away
I want my woman and I want my pay

When I'm old with only one eye
Then I've got all day talk about this guy
I'm a soldier on the wall, a soldier on the wall
I'm a solider on the wall and I don't know why

Over the heather the west wind blows
Ice in my tunic and the cold in my nose
The rain comes fallin' out o' the sky
I'm a soldier on the wall, a soldier on the wall
I'm a solider on the wall and I don't know why

Credits

Written by:

W. H. Auden; Alex Harvey

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