The Greatest Military Song Ever Written
("When Cannons are Roaring")

True! This is an early Eighteenth century song included on the "Redcoats" LP.
I think it's wonderfully evocative and catchy. See if you agree.

Soldiers with swords in hand
to the walls coming,
Horsemen about the streets
riding and running.
Sentinels on the walls, "On, on!" a-crying,
Petards against the ports,
wild fire a-flying!

When cannons are roaring
and bullets are flying,
He that would honor win,
must not fear dying!

Trumpets on turrets high
they are a-sounding,
Drums beating out aloud,
echoes resounding.
Alarum bells in each place,
they are a-ringing,
Women with stones in laps
to the walls bringing!

Repeat chorus

Captains in open fields
on their foes rushing,
Gentlemen second them
with their points pushing.
Engineers in the trench earth,
earth uprearing,
Gunpowder in the mines,
Pagans up-blowing!

Repeat chorus

(Sounds like one hell of an event, doesn't it? Who do you suppose we could get to portray the pagans?)