The Marching Song of the Covert Battalions

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 : 2 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
Just remember when you're sleeping in your beds

Be scared of such a threat
They're against us you can bet
But you folks at home forget
But they don't know it yet
Tra-la-la-la, tra-la-la-la, tra-la-la-la

And our corporate muscle marches in behind us
And if you want narcotics we can get you those as well
We help the multi-nationals
The locals scream and shout a bit
We're here to lend a helping hand
How dare they buy our products

We're making the world safe for capitalism
If you thought the army
I've some news for you
Away with nuns and bishops
I've some news for you

We're making the world safe for capitalism


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