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The Eternal Drummer


Do you hear the drums a beating

From a far and distant shore,

Do you hear the drums a beating

Calling young men off to war,

Do you hear the drums a beating

Saying send me your very best,

Do you hear the drums a beating

As they lay them to their rest,

Do you hear the drums a beating

As they will for evermore,

Do you hear the drums a beating

As they will till we say no more,

Do you hear the drums a beating

As the Drummer passes by,

Do you hear the drums a beating,

See the Mothers tear filled eye,

Do you hear the drums a beating

Let us pass the final test,

You’ll hear no drums a beating

If we lay the Drummer to his rest.


Len Payne