Who Sang English Civil War? The Clash

The Clash Give ’Em Enough Rope cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, Topper Headon
release date: 1978-11-10
length: 2:36
producer: Sandy Pearlman
mixer: Corky Stasiak
recording engineer: Corky Stasiak
arranger: Joe Strummer and Mick Jones
When Johnny comes
Marching home again
He's coming by bus or underground
A woman's eye will shed a tear
To see his face so beaten in fear
An' it was just around the corner in the English civil war

It was still at the stage of clubs and fists
When that well-known face got beaten to bits
Your face was blue in the light of the screen
As we watched the speech of an animal scream
The new party army was marching right over our heads

Alright

There you are, ha ha, I told you so
Says everybody that we know
But who hid a radio under the stairs
An' who got caught out on their unawares?
When that new party army came marching right up the stairs

When johnny comes marching home again
Nobody understands it can happen again
The sun is shining an' the kids are shouting loud
But you gotta know it's shining through a crack in the cloud
And the shadows keep falling when Johnny comes marching home

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Safe European Home
  • 2 English Civil War
  • 3 Tommy Gun
  • 4 Julie’s Been Working for the Drug Squad
  • 5 Last Gang in Town
  • 6 Guns on the Roof
  • 7 Drug‐Stabbing Time
  • 8 Stay Free
  • 9 Cheapskates
  • 10 All the Young Punks (New Boots and Contracts)

  • Album Information
    label: CBS
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin