War Like Lads of Russia

Traditional. Arrangement The Black Family

When Napoleon Bonaparte to Moscow he went
With all his troops and all his men their minds were fully bent
To take that Russian country they were full employed
But the Russians fought against them and
they soon did them destroy

Well in a little while the Russians did attack
Against Bonaparte and all his men,
they fought them and they drove them back
The action being so hot right and left and front and rear
Oh, damn you all says Bonaparte I'll stay no longer here

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Those warlike lads of Russia they fought all in one mind
Made Bonaparte to run and leave his troops behind
(twice)

Away then went poor Bonaparte as fast as he could run
The poor Frenchmen looked after him,
left horses, men and guns
His boxes and his matches, ammunition, wagons too

He left them all behind him,
well what could poor Boney do?

Chorus

Away then went poor Bonaparte as fast as he could ride
The poor Frenchmen looked after him, saying oh it's very hard
To think he'd lead us all up here and leave us to our fate
You'd think he'd stop along with us and help us in our state

Chorus

Here's 80,000 men from me they've killed and they have taken
Likewise 10,000 horses and 200 bits of cannon
Never more to Lyons, Paris or French Flanders there advance
For if I do I may be sure they'll teach me how to dance

Chorus

Now it's to conclude and thus to finish off me song
Old Boney's men in Russia wish they had a hold of him
The cruelest death they'd put him to, that e're a man befall
Oh damn you all says Bonaparte I'm clear of you all

Chorus

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