The Golden Apple

Shield Wall

Lyrics by Michael Crook & Guy Hepworth
Melody by Michael Crook

We gathered together one misty morn
Our desperate men stood in a wall
We faced our enemies across the field
Our swords held high with our shield

CHORUS
Shield wall X2 (This and the next line to be sung together)
Dress the ranks, fill the gaps, dress left, dress right X2
Dress the ranks, fill the gaps, step on over the dead
Move it up, move it out, we’ll win this war yet

The crest of a figurehead walks a thin line
A handful of men behind his disguise
And he preaches his passion instilled in them all
When all said and done your just men behind the wall

CHORUS

Step, step, step, move it up.
Step, step, step, move it out X4
(This and the next line to be sung together)
Alone and together we’ll fight and we’ll die X6
Alone we’ll die alone, we’ll die alone

A front line’s a front line the bravest go down
To pick up his shield means you’ll follow soon
A moment for prayer a second for doubt
Your fate has been sealed so block the enemy out

CHORUS X2