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Whats A Few Men?

This song is by Hunters & Collectors and appears on the album What's A Few Men? (1987).

This song has been covered by Mark Seymour under the title "What's A Few Men?".
The colonel said “These bodies stink
Won’t someone come and drag them away?”
We try to clean them up but they mow us down
And the English colonel looks the other way

Well the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak
Well I ran for the trench but I had no time to speak
Well my heart said yes but my head said no
When the English colonel said “it’s time to go”

He said “What’s a few men?”
He said “What’s a few men?”
He said “What’s a few men?”

The colonel’s job is never done
So he declares timeout on Christmas Day
We held the enemy in our arms
And we ploughed each others dead into the clay

Oh the Lord said death will be no longer
And all of these things will pass away
There will be no sorrow and there will be no pain
And we’ll swap cigarettes on Christmas Day

All the loved ones down upon their knees
When the English colonel said it’s time to leave
Well my heart said yes but my head said no
When the English colonel said “it’s time to go”

He said “What’s a few men?”
He said “What’s a few men?”
He said “What’s a few men?”

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