The Marching Song of the Covert Battalions Song Lyrics

Billy Bragg

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


  • credits


    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 : 44 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