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Lyrics for the com­po­si­tion were writ­ten in 1961 by Andy Stew­art.

I re­turned to the fields of glory, Where the green grasses and flow­ers grow. And the wind softly tells the story, Of the brave lads of long ago.


March no more my sol­dier lad­die, There is peace where there once was war. Sleep in peace my sol­dier lad­die, Sleep in peace, now the bat­tle’s over.

In the great glen they lay a sleep­ing, Where the cool wa­ters gen­tly flow.

And the gray mist is sadly weep­ing, For those brave lads of long ago.


See the tall grass is there await­ing, As their ban­ners of long ago.

With their heads high for­ward thread­ing, Step­ping lightly to meet the foe.


Some re­turn from the fields of glory, To their loved ones who held them dear. But some fell in that hour of glory, And were left to their rest­ing here.


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