The Danish Peace Academy

Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp Songbook

7 Lilly of the arc lights

Underneath the arc lights,
By the old green gate,
I took out my old boltcutter
My hands could hardly wait.
I snipped towards her, she snipped to me,
We both could see the common free,
Oh Lilly of the arc lights,
A' snipping in the rain.

As we crawled into the base
We held our cutters tight
Wondering if the USAF
Would shot on us at sight
I sneaked along with her, she sneaked to me
We both could see the common free
Oh Lilly of the arc lights,
Will this be all in vain?

Closer to the silos
My heart began to quiver
Was it Lily, the fear, the cold,
the base or just a shiver?
I looked towards her, she looked to me
We both could see the common free
Oh Lilly of the arc lights
A' snipping in the rain.

Cutting up the silo fence
My knees they turned to jelly,
But standing strongly next to me
Was Lilly in her wellies,
I snipped towards her, she snipped to me,
We both could see the common free,
Oh Lilly of the arc lights,
A' snipping in the rain.

When we got to Newbury nick
We shared a little cell,
Wrote on the walls, sang a lot of songs
Drove all the men to hell.
I snipped towards her, she snipped to me,
We both could see the common free,
Oh Lilly of the arc lights,
A' snipping in the rain.

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8 Poster: Women Come Together Greenham Common
Dec. 12th. 1982 Welcome

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