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Billy Don't Be A Hero
Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods Lyrics


The marching band came down along Main Street
The soldier blues fell in behind
I looked across and there I saw Billy
Waiting to go and join the line

And with her head upon his shoulder
His young and lovely fiancee
From where I stood I saw she was crying
And through her tears I heard her say

Billy, don't be a hero, don't be a fool with your life
Billy, don't be a hero, come back and make me your wife
And as he started to go she said, Billy, keep your head low
Billy, don't be a hero, come back to me

The soldier blues were trapped on a hillside
The battle raging all around
The sergeant cried, "We've got to hang on, boys!
We've got to hold this piece of ground"
I need a volunteer to ride up
And bring us back some extra men
And Billy's hand was up in a moment
Forgetting all the words she said

She said
Billy, don't be a hero, don't be a fool with your life
Billy, don't be a hero, come back and make me your wife
And as he started to go she said, Billy, keep your head low
Billy, don't be a hero, come back to me

I heard his fiancee got a letter
That told how Billy died that day
The letter said that he was a hero
She should be proud he died that way
I heard she threw that letter away

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Mitch Murray, Peter Callander

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Cindy Carruthers

ONE OF THE BEST SONGS OF MY CHILDHOOD!

lloyd kline

❤️ this super great 1970s song

David Hefner

Ditto!

D H

@ Cindy Carruthers. And saddest.

Anne Markel

Does it make you cry?

kevinfan726

me too. No shame.

Gary Indiana

I don't understand how people can call this a bad song.

lloyd kline

❤️ this 1970s song

dzjoneshauser

It was and, still, is a great song!

kevinfan726

agree to the max

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