My Youngest Son Came Home Today Song Lyrics

Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg The Internationale cover art
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My youngest son came home today
His friends marched with him all the way
The fife and drum beat out the time
While in his box of polished pine
Like dead meat on a butcher's tray
My youngest son same home today

My youngest son was a fine young man
With a wife, a daughter and two sons
And a man he would have lived and died
Till by a bullet sanctified
Now he's a saint or so they say
They brought their young saint home today

An Irish sky looks down and weeps

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Internationale
  • 2 I Dreamed I Saw Phil Ochs Last Night
  • 3 The Marching Song of the Covert Battalions
  • 4 Blake's Jerusalem
  • 5 Nicaragua Nicaraguita
  • 6 The Red Flag
  • 7 My Youngest Son Came Home Today


  • credits


    publisher: ©O/B/O APRA AMCOS
    writers: Eric Bogle
    album: Track 7 in album The Internationale
    release date: 1990-5
    popularity : 55 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock
    length: 3:04
    vocal: Billy Bragg
    guitar: Billy Bragg
    sopranino recorder: Lorraine Bowen
    piano & shakuhachi: Cara Tivey
    composer: Eric Bogle
    lyricist: Eric Bogle

    Album Information

    label: Utility Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin