"General Taylor" as written by Simon Nicol, David Pegg, Bruce Kenneth Rowland, David Eric Swarbrick and Dp,....
Well General Taylor gained the day
Walk him along, John, Carry him along
Well General Taylor he gained the day
Carry him to his bury'n ground

[Chorus]
Tell me where you're stormy
Walk him along, John, carry him along
Tell me where you're stormy
Carry him to his bury'n ground

We'll dig his grave with a silver spade
Walk him along, John, Carry him along
His shroud of the finest silk will be made
Carry him to his bury'n ground

[Chorus]

We'll lower him down on a golden chain
Walk him along, John, Carry him along
On every inch we'll carve his name
Carry him to his bury'n ground

[Chorus]

General Taylor he's all the go
Walk him along, John, Carry him along
He's gone where the stormy winds won't blow
Carry him to his bury'n ground

[Chorus]

General Taylor he's dead and he's gone
Walk him along, John, Carry him along
Well General Taylor he's long dead and gone
Carry him to his bury'n ground

[Chorus:Repeat x2]


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"General Taylor" as written by David Andrew Eagle Sean Michael Cooney

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management

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    General CommentThis is a song about Zachary Taylor, the 12th president of the United States.

    It's original lyrics were about a battle in the American-Mexian war over Texas, between the American army led by Taylor and the Mexican led by Santa Anna. But this version seems to be just about his death, many years after.
    bartoshekon March 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI've read elsewhere that this version of the lyrics was written as a sort of "Take That!" to the Americans. Sure, General Taylor gets an awesome funeral, but that doesn't change the fact that he's _dead_. Originally, this was the British shoving the death of a respected President in the Americans' faces, and since Canada was a British colony at the time, this is the version that became traditional.
    rampagingpoeton April 09, 2011   Link

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