There was a man (soldier song)

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my dad was traumatised at Dunkirk and I never even knew he'd been there until 18 years after he died. it explained a lot. this is the live version of the song.

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There was a man who as a boy had been a soldier in the war
He never talked about the time he was a soldier in the war
He never talked about the time
He never talked about the time
He never talked about the time he was a soldier in the war

And all the things he’d seen and things he’d done as a soldier in the war
He never talked about the things he’d seen and done as a soldier in the war
He never talked about the things
He never talked about the things
He never talked about the things he’d seen and done as a soldier in the war

Many years after he died I heard his story
He did not go to fight for his own glory
He was a child
He was a son
He was a brother
He was a man
He was a friend
He was a lover
He married a French girl, then divorced her
Then wed a Scots girl, through drink he lost her
He was tormented by his demons
Had seen the devil, knew his dealings
He was tormented by his demons
Had seen the devil, knew his dealings
He was tormented, he was tormented, he was tormented, he was tormented
There was a man who as a boy had been to war

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from Scrapbook, released January 21, 2016
Rosie Nimmo - vocals, guitar
Stuart Allardyce - guitar
Tommy Nimmo - bass guitar

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