The Scarlet Soldiers

 

“O what is that sound which so thrills the ear

Down in the valley drumming, drumming?

Only the scarlet soldiers, dear,

The soldiers coming.”

 

Members of the 3rd Battalion of  the Royal Anglian Regiment, marching through Harborough last Saturday to receive the Freedom of the District.

 

“O what is that light I see flashing so clear

Over the distance brightly, brightly?

Only the sun on their weapons, dear,

As they step lightly.

 

Oh what are they doing with all that gear,

What are they doing this morning, this morning?

Only their usual maneouvres, dear,

Or perhaps a warning.” 

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