From the recording Sally in the Doorway

Lyrics

I’m the seventh son of a seventh son
Gonna play till my day is done
Marching on to kingdom come
To the beat of my heart, to the beat of my drum
 
Like thunder rolling in the night
He hits the snare with all his might
Drives the soldiers through the fight
 
He said, “I have no sword - I have no shield
I play on ancient battlefields
Till I die I shall not yield
 
Drummer boy on a distant shore
Calling out in peace and war
“One two three four!”