Monday, December 19, 2011

Celtic Thunder - Christmas 1915

I came across this song while listening to a whole series of Christmas Songs. I liked quite some groups of singers like Straight No Chaser and Celtic Thunder. But apart from nice voice and interesting songs, I found meaning in this one, Christmas 1915. It speaks of a true story (well, assume what I read did not lie to me) of Christmas Truce, of how brotherhood formed between different armies on Christmas Eve in No Man's Land, minus-ing all the war and gunfire, just for one night - a night for peace...

video

Celtic Thunder - Christmas 1915 music video

Lyrics:
1915 on Christmas Day
On the western front the guns all died away
And laying in the mud on bags of sand
We heard a German sing from no man's land
He had tenor voice so pure and true
The words were strange but every note we knew
Soaring ore the the living dead and dammed


The German sang of peace from no man's land
They left their trenches and we left ours
Beneath tin hats the smiles bloomed like wild flowers
With photos cigarettes and pots of wine
We built a soldier's truce on the front line
Their singer was a lad of 21
We begged another song before the dawn
And sitting in the mud and blood and feed
He sang again the song all longed to hear


Silent night, no cannons roar
A king is born of peace for evermore
All's calm, all's bright
All brothers hand in hand
In 19 and 15 in no man's land


And in the morning all the guns boomed in the rain
And we killed them and they killed us again
At night they charged we fought them hand to hand
And I killed the boy that sang in no man's land


Silent night, no cannons roar
A king is born of peace for evermore
All's calm, all's bright
All brothers hand in hand
And that young soldier sings
And the song of peace still rings
Though the captains and all the kings
Built no man's land


Sleep in heavenly peace

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