Men of Harlech - Slow March of the 5th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment Lyrics

Tongues of fire on Idris flaring,
news of foe-men near declaring,
to heroic deeds of daring,
call you Harlech men

Groans of wounded peasants dying,
wails of wives and children flying,
for the distant succour crying,
call you Harlech men.

Shall the voice of wailing,
now be unavailing,
you to rouse who never yet,
in battles hour were failing.

This our answer crowds down pouring,
swift as winter torrents roaring,
not in vain the voice imploring,
calls on Harlech men.

Loud the martial pipes are sounding,
every manly heart is bounding,
as our trusted chief surrounding,
march we Harlech men.

Short the sleep the foe is taking,
ere the morrows morn is breaking,
they shall have a rude awakening,
roused by Harlech men.

Mothers cease your weeping,
calm may be your sleeping,
you and yours in safety now
the Harlech men are keeping,

Ere the sun is high in heaven
they you fear, by panic riven,
shall like frightened sheep be driven,
far by Harlech men.

Photograph from the film Zulu