Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods: Billy, Don't Be A Hero | Song-Factsheet

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Song «Billy, Don't Be A Hero» von Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods.

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Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1974 04 (Single), 1974 (Album)
Label: ABC Records ABC 12011, ABC Records ABC-D-824
Songwriter Peter Callander & Mitch Murray
Produktion: Peter Callander & Mitch Murray
Genre: Pop - Softrock, Rock - Poprock

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Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods
Peter Callander
Mitch Murray
Peter Callander
Mitch Murray

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The marching band came down along main street The soldier blues fell in behind I looked across and there I saw Billy Waiting to go and join the line And with her head upon his shoulder His young and lovely fiance From where I stood I saw she was cryin' And through her tears I heard her say: Billy don't be a hero Don't be a fool with your life Billy don't be a hero "Come back and make me your wife" And as Billy started to go she said "Keep your pretty head low" Billy don't be a hero "Come back to me" The soldier blues were trapped on a hillside The battle ragin' all around The sergeant cried "We've gotta hang on boys We gotta hold this piece of ground I need a volunteer to ride out And bring us back some extra men." And Billy's hand was up in a moment Forgetting all the words she said. She said: Billy don't be a hero Don't be a fool with your life... I hard his fiance got a letter That told how Billy died that day The letter said that he was a hero She should be proud he died that way I heard she threw the letter away