The Marching Song of the Covert Battalions Lyrics

Billy Bragg


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Billy Bragg
album: Track 3 in album The Internationale
release date: 1990-5
popularity : 10 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock
length: 4:03
vocal: Billy Bragg, Wiggy and Grant Showbiz
electric guitar: Billy Bragg
bass guitar: Wiggy
drums & cymbals: Charlie Llewellin
pipe organ & clarinet & sopranino recorder & piano & accordion: Lorraine Bowen
composer: Billy Bragg
lyricist: Billy Bragg

Album Information

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

Cover Art

Billy Bragg The Internationale cover art


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Here we are seeking out the reds
Trying to keep the communists in order
Just remember when you're sleeping in your beds
They're only two days drive from the Texas border

How can a country large as ours
Be scared of such a threat
Well if they won't work for us
They're against us you can bet
They may be sovereign countries
But you folks at home forget
That they all want what we've got
But they don't know it yet

Tra-la-la-la, tra-la-la-la, tra-la-la-la


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