Grand Old Duke of York video from Through Tenderwood

Here’s Richard Durrant taking the lead vocal in The Grand Old Duke of York from the Through Tenderwood CD.  See the lyrics below:

Grand Old Duke of York

(trad., arr. by P.A. Kelly/R.Durrant with additional lyrics by P.A. Kelly)

The Grand Old Duke of York,
He had ten thousand men.
He marched them up to the top of the hill
And he marched them down again.
When they were up, they were up,
And when they were down, they were down,
And when they were only halfway up
They were neither up nor down.
The soldiers all agreed that if they got the chance,
They’d have less grief and a far better chief
For soldiering for France.
The horses were so tired from going up and down,
And doing all the bidding of this pompous royal clown.
When they were up, they were up,
And when they were down, they were down,
And when they were only halfway up
They were neither up nor down.
 
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