Time is a ticking my love
Can no longer stay
Sounds of the alarms
And I must go away
Ordered out over seas
For many a weary day
To the banks, of a place they call Leopold Canal

Oh, Willie, Sweet Willie
Don't leave me here alone
For I wish to God above,
That I was never born
Parting from you my love
I'd rather be buried alive
So stay home with me Sweet Willie
And I'll be your loving wife

Oh Annie, Sweet Annie
Surely can not stay
The government has ordered me
And I must go away
The government has ordered me
Set up their command
And I'm bound away my love
For the Leopold Canal

Cruel was the war
When it first began
Out of Canada
We lost, many a man
Out of Canada
Men were battered and torn
Thousands lay dead on Leopold's shore

Sitting in the trenches
Couldn't help but curse
This cruel bloody war
Had taken me from her
Taken me from my sweet heart
And the place where I loved to dwell
And shipped me off to the bloody banks,
Of the Leopold Canal

Time is a ticking my love
Can no longer stay
Sounds of the alarms
And I must go away
Ordered out over seas
For many a weary day
To the banks, of a place they call Leopold Canal

To the banks, of a place they call Leopold Canal
To the banks, of a place they call Leopold Canal







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    General CommentThis canal was a major line of German resistance during the Battle of the Scheldt in World War II. It is in Belgium. This man has to leave his woman to go serve in World War II. Beautifully done, the sadness is sweet.
    valjeangon August 10, 2014   Link

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