Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas 1915

My 250th posting.

Well we must count our blessings and remember Christmases long ago.
Thanking our Gods for what we have,

Happy Christmas to all.
I am sure if you look on the net you will find the tune

WW1 is over 60 years.

1915 on Christmas Day

On the western front the guns all died away
And lying in the mud on bags of sand
We heard a German sing from no man's land
He had tenor voice so pure and true
The words were strange but every note we knew
Soaring or the the living dead and dammed
The German sang of peace from no man's land

They left their trenches and we left ours
Beneath tin hats smiles bloomed like wild flowers
With photos, cigarettes, and pots of wine
We built a soldier's truce on the front line
Their singer was a lad of 21
We begged another song before the dawn
And sitting in the mud and blood and fear
He sang again the song all longed to hear

Silent night, no cannons roar
A king is born of peace for evermore
All's calm, all's bright
All brothers hand in hand
In 19 and 15 in no man's land

And in the morning all guns boomed in the rain
And we killed them and they killed us again
At night they charged we fought them hand to hand
And I killed the boy that sang in no man's land

Silent night no cannons roar
A king is born of peace for evermore
All's calm, all's bright
All brothers hand in hand
And that young soldier sings
And the song of peace still rings
Though the captains and all the kings
Built no man's land

Wherever you are in the world have a peaceful Christmas.


  1. Anonymous8:44 AM

    Congratulations for your 250th post; best wishes for Christmas and New Year!

  2. Anonymous11:17 AM

    Congrats. on your 250th post. Keep it going. Happy Christmas to you and all belonging to you. That song is sung by Gerry Lynch. It's on youtube.I hope this link works.

  3. That's a whole BUNCHA posts!!! Good on ya!!

  4. Thanks very much for that paddy, now everyone can hear that haunting anti war Christmas song

  5. Anonymous10:02 AM

    Happy Christmas John

  6. Anonymous12:48 PM

    John. Congrats on the new milestone. Many thks for all the posts during the year. Have a happy Christmas. Eamonn

  7. Anonymous4:51 AM

    happy christmas john
    lets hope the new year sees some kind of progress for us drivers .keep up the blogs .and maybe we,ll get a few videos if you,ve been a good boy and santa brings that pressie you asked for

  8. Merry Christmas John
    Hope to hear and read more good stuff on the blog in 2009!

  9. Anonymous9:51 PM

    Well done on the 250 mate !

    All the best for Xmas and 2009....Sam in OZ

  10. Anonymous3:00 PM

    Merry Christmas,
    from Hungary.
    I am also a taxi driver, in a small city at a big lake.