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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 Chorus 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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