James Reese Europe - On Patrol in No Man's Land Lyrics

1921 Old Song
James Reese Europe - On Patrol in No Man's Land Lyrics

What’s the time? Nine.
All in line.
All right, boys, now take it slow.
Are you ready? Steady! Very good,Eddie.
Over the top, let’s go!
Quiet, quiet, else you will start a riot.
Keep your proper distance, follow ’long.
Cover, brother, and when you see me hover,
Obey my orders and you won’t go wrong.

There’s a Minenwurfer coming—look out!
Hear that roar? There’s one more.
Stand fast, there’s a very light.
Don’t gasp, or they’ll find you, all right.
Don’t start to bombing with those hand grenades.

There’s a machine gun, holy spades!
Alert! Gas! Put on your mask.
Adjust it correctly, and hurry up fast.
Drop! There’s a rocket from the Boche barrage.
Down! Hug the ground, close as you can, don’t stand.
Creep and crawl. Follow me, that’s all.
What do you hear? Nothing near. Don’t fear.
All is clear!
That’s the life of a stroll when you take a patrol
Out in no man’s land. Ain’t it grand?
Out in no man’s land.

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