Lay Down Your Arms
The Chordettes Lyrics


My sweetheart is a soldier
As handsome as can be
But suddenly they sent him
away across the sea

So patiently I waited
until his leave was due
Then wrote and said "My darling,
I'll tell you what to do"
Come to the station
Jump from the train
March at the double
down lover's lane
Then in the glen where the roses en-twine
Lay down your arms (Lay down your arms)
Lay down your arms and surrender to mine

A soldier is a soldier
And when he's on parade
An order is an order
And has to be obeyed

You've got to do your duty
wherever you may be
And now you're under orders
To hurry home to me

Come to the station
Jump from the train
March at the double
down lover's lane
Then in the glen where the roses en-twine
Lay down your arms (Lay down your arms)
Lay down your arms and surrender to mine

The girl who loves a soldier
Is either sad or gray
'Cause first of all he's with her
And then he's far away
But soldiers have their duty
To answer to the call
And that is why I'm calling
The loudest of them all

Come to the station
Jump from the train
March at the double
down lover's lane
Then in the glen where the roses en-twine
Lay down your arms (Lay down your arms)
Lay down your arms and surrender to mine

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rockake

"Lay Down Your Arms" was revued in Billboard on September, 8th, 1956.

Lay Down Your Arms..............................87
    CADENCE 1299-Heavy competition in
    store for this version of the British hit
    from the original Anne Shelton and the
    Russ Morgan versions, both "Spotlighted"
   above. However, the girls are still ri-
    ding the charts and their harmony
    rendition should snare some coin.



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sauquoit13456

On this day in 1956 {September 21st} Anne Shelton's "Lay Down Your Arms" reached #1 {for 4 weeks} on the United Kingdom's Singles chart... Eight days later on September 29th, 1956 it entered Billboard's Top 100 chart; eventually it peaked at #59 and spent 8 weeks on the Top 100... And also on Sept. 29th the Chordettes' covered version entered the Top 100; their version reached #16... Anne Shelton passed away on July 31st, 1994 at the age of 70... R.I.P. Ms. Shelton...

rockake

"Lay Down Your Arms" was revued in Billboard on September, 8th, 1956.

Lay Down Your Arms..............................87
    CADENCE 1299-Heavy competition in
    store for this version of the British hit
    from the original Anne Shelton and the
    Russ Morgan versions, both "Spotlighted"
   above. However, the girls are still ri-
    ding the charts and their harmony
    rendition should snare some coin.

rockake

Originally recorded as "Ann-Caroline" by Swedish singer Elsy Lindgren backed by Nils Weingards ork on January, 12th, 1955. This was the very first Swedish song to chart in US. How it made its way to England, I don´t know, but it was a very big hit in UK for Anne Shelton and a modest hit in US where it was quite a big hit for The Chordettes.

David Adams

This song featured in a BBC series does anyone know the name of the series.

Chantelliefay

<3

sauquoit13456

Lynn Evans Mand, the lead singer of the vocal harmony group the Chordettes, passed away on February 6th, 2020 at the age of 95...
She joined the group in 1952 when their lead singer could not make a show in Mand’s hometown of Youngstown, Ohio. She was asked to step in and was invited to join the group. After the Chordettes disbanded in the 1960s, Mand moved to Long Island and became a special education teacher...
Between 1954 and 1961 the quartet had thirteen records on the Top 100 chart, four made the Top 10 with one reaching #1, "Mr. Sandman", for 2 weeks on Billboard's Best Sellers in Stores, Most Played by Jockeys, and Most Played on Juke Boxes charts...
Besides "Mr. Sandman", their three other Top 10 records were "Born to Be With You" {#5 in 1956}, "Just Between You and Me" {#8 in 1957}, and "Lollipop"* {#2 for 1 week in 1958}...
May Ms. Mand R.I.P.
* The week "Lollipop" was at #2, the #1 record for that week was "Tequila" by the Champs...
And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, their covered version of "Lay Down Your Arms" peaked at #16 in 1956...

周chou

great!

Mateus Araujo

This isn't Pearl Jam

pepsi h8s cocacola

EITHER SAD OR GAY

zamoteh

She said doody LOL. Well, you gotta do your doody.

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