OLD REGIMENTAL SONG OF 14TH LIGHT DRAGOONS

Just been reading more about the 14th (King’s) Hussars and came across an old song they sang during the Peninsular War:

Beaten backward in the press

Reeled the Old Fourteenth

And in triumph shrill arose

The yell of the triumphant foes,

As where the British Lion flew

Flaunting ‘White and Red and Blue

Full well the fiery Frenchmen knew

The fame of the Fourteenth

 

Beaten backward in the press

Reeled the old Fourteenth

Cheerily their Colonel spoke

As the red line round him broke

Laughing, waving with his hand

To the leader of the band,

As again they took their stand

The men of the Fourteenth

Play the Frenchman’s March, ‘ he said

The chief of the Fourteenth

 

“Strike it up, strike loud and clear,

As 1 stand before you here

We will prove our mettle soon,

Ere yon pale sun rides at noon

We’ll beat them to their own brave tune,

We men of the Fourteenth.’

Paul

www.1420kh.co.uk

A regimental website for veterans of the 14th/20th King's Hussars

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