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Father John's War Song

The Reapers

We will win a house for Roland his son,
And for maiden Mary with hair like corn,
As red as the reddest of golden corn.


Father John, you have got you a son,
Seven feet high when his helm is on!
Pennon of Roland, banner of John,
Star of Mary, march well on.