Minstrel Boy
Hans Zimmer Lyrics


The minstrel boy to the war is gone
In the ranks of death you'll find him
His father's sword he hath girded on
And his wild harp slung behind him

"Land of Song!" cried the warrior bard
(Should) "Tho' all the world betrays thee
One sword, at least, thy rights shall guard
One faithful harp shall praise thee!"
The Minstrel fell! But the foeman's chain
Could not bring that proud soul under
The harp he lov'd ne'er spoke again
For he tore its chords asunder

And said "No chains shall sully thee
Thou soul of love and brav'ry
Thy songs were made for the pure and free
They shall never sound in slavery

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The Minstrel Boy to the war is gone
In the ranks of death you will find him;
His father's sword he hath girded on,
And his wild harp slung behind him;"
Land of Song!" said the warrior bard,
"Tho' all the world betrays thee,
One sword, at least, thy rights shall guard,
One faithful harp shall praise thee!"

The Minstrel fell! But the foeman's chain
Could not bring that proud soul under;
The harp he lov'd ne'er spoke again,
For he tore its chords asunder;
And said "No chains shall sully thee,
Thou soul of love and brav'ry!
Thy songs were made for the pure and free,
They shall never sound in slavery!"

The Minstrel Boy will return we pray
When we hear the news we all will cheer it,
The minstrel boy will return one day,
Torn perhaps in body, not in spirit.
Then may he play on his harp in peace,
In a world such as Heaven intended,
For all the bitterness of man must cease,
And ev'ry battle must be ended.



All comments from YouTube:

James Crego

My Father, James, Sr. Served: Vietnam, 2 and half tours, Specialist, Door Gunner. He passed 28 May, 2015.

Maurice Patrick O'Connor

Any man regardless of race, creed whom picks up arms to repel invaders of his country's independence this song is for him. Freedom belongs to all, but it comes with a price of blood in blood out.

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James Crego 勇敢なお父さんだったんですね!

patrick murphy

God Bless your Dad. This is a Rebel Song from Ireland. The words are worth so much Take care.

Ghost

It toke 50 years for my grandfather who joined at 17 as a medic to fight the Vietnam war, to tell me that all that remains of his platoon are their names on that black wall. All of them

Thomas Schoon

To my brave brother Jim, and you his son, I pass along to you my most sincere and deepest sympathies🤔😥💔🙏🛐❤🇺🇸
May the Lord comfort and assuage your anguish and soothe your pain with the knowledge that even though he misses you as much as you miss him, that he is in a better place and is now free of all human pain and suffering and is happy and with those that went before him.
And remember this 'our cause was just'
'NAMVET'70

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voicesofdefense

"The Minstrel Boy" has nothing to do with muslims, its in fact an Irish song. On a simple level, The Minstrel Boy is the story of a young man who goes off to fight for Irish freedom. His mission is to defend his country with his sword and sing its praises with his harp. When he falls in battle, he tears the strings from his harp, preferring to destroy it than let it fall into the hands of the enemy a fate he regards as tantamount to being subjected to slavery. This goes much deeper though.

NormalPlayer737

It's an Irish song. It was brought over by Irish Immigrants. Alot of them fought for both sides in the Civil War. The song is used by the US as it has Units with strong Irish Heritage.

Peter Raab

I thought the 'harp string breaking in sunder' represented HIS life being lost. The minstrel boy dies as the last cord is struck and the haro string snaps....

kobe dryant

1 dislike is from general aidid!

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