The Pikeys

The West Coast's Celtic Brotherhood of Rock


When I was a lad, all I knew about war

Were green toy soldiers and movie stars

Never knowing the price of freedom shore

The red white and blue, those colors don’t run

And neither will you, my only son

Soon will come the day, when you hear me say

And this is what I heard…FIGHT!

Tu Ra Lu, Ra Lu, my laddy

Tu Ra Lu, my only son

Give’m hell and what-for, til the battle’s done

Now I’m a man, of nearly eighteen

A uniform has been given to me

So I can fight for family, God and Country

When the ship came to take us away

My Dad did turn a pale shade of grey

He grabbed me by the arm, and I heard him say

And this is what I heard


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