Pulse #2, Feb 2 2014 - Page 8

WE’LL FIGHT FOR UNCLE XI’AN by Grey Beard I am a modern hero: me name is Paddy Kearney; Not long ago, I landed from the bogs of sweet Centauri; I used to cry out: Long Haul! because that was my trade, sir, Till I ‘listed for a Soldier-boy with Sailor’s big brigade, sir. Chorus: For to fight for Orion sons; He’ll lead us on to glory, O! He’ll lead us on to glory, O! To vengeance for the fallen. Ora, once in regimentals, my mind it did bewilder. I bid good-bye to Biddy dear, and all the darling childher; Whoo! says I, the Brash Volunteer, the devil a one afraid is, Because we’ve got the soldier bold, Sailor’, for to lead us. Chorus: For to fight for Orion sons, &c. We soon got into battle: we made a charge of Hor’nets: The Vanduul blackguards soon gave way: they fell as thick as paynuts. Och hone! the slaughter that we made, by-god, it was delighting! For, the Brash lads in action are the devil’s boys for fighting. Chorus: They’ll fight for Orion sons, &c. Och, sure, we never will give in, in any sort of manner, Until Ori’on comes back again, beneath the Empire’s Banner; And if the Banu should interfere, they’d suffer for it truly; For, soon the Brash Volunteers would give them Ballyhooly. Chorus: Oh! they’ll fight for Orion sons, &c. And! now, before I end my song, this free advice I’ll tender: We soon will use the Vanduuls up and make them all surrender, And, once again, the Empire’s banner will to the Orion be swellin’, If the UEE will have our back during all our dealin’. Chorus: Oh! we’ll fight for Orion sons, &c. 6