Minstrel Boy

Global A Go-Go, Joe Strummer And The Mescaleros

Contributors
Classical Guitar, Violin, Mandolin: Tymon Dogg
Cymbals, Backup Vocals: Richard Flack
Strings, Loops: Antony Genn
Vocals, Guitar: Joe Strummer
Synthesizer, Bass, Fuzz Guitar, Drones, Wurlitzer, Hammer Dulcimer, Melodica, Saxophone, Hammond Organ, Accordion, Guitar, Flute, Backup Vocals: Martin Slattery
Bass, Guitar, Bongos, Hammond Organ, Bells, Loops, Drums, Backup Vocals: Scott Shields
Udu, Cuban Percussion, Screams, Guiro, Shaker, Bodhran, Glass Harmonica, Noise, Bells, Drums, Bongos, Tambourine, Whistle, Conga: Pablo Cook
Lyrics

The minstrel boy to the war has gone,
In the ranks of death you'll find him.
His father's sword he has girded on,
And his wild harp slung behind him.

Land of Song! cried the warrior bard,
Though all the world betrays thee,
One sword, at least, thy rights shall guard,
One faithful harp shall praise thee!

The minstrel fell, but the foeman's chains
Could not bring this proud soul under.
The harp he loved never spoke again,
For he tore its chords asunder.

And said, no chains shall sully thee,
Thou soul of love and bravery!
Thy songs were made for the pure and free
They shall never sound in slavery!

Artist Bio

Joe Strummer And The Mescaleros

Joe Strummer And The Mescaleros

To celebrate the extraordinary life and career of musician Joe Strummer, Hellcat Records proudly announces the digital release of Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros, The ...

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