One of the biggest chart hit for the Skids in the 1970s was Into The Valley.
Into the valley
Betrothed and divine
Realisations no virtue
But who can define
Why soldiers go marching
Those masses a line
This disease is catching
From victory to stone
Ahoy! Ahoy! Land, sea and sky
Ahoy! Ahoy! Boy, man and soldier
Ahoy! Ahoy! Deceived and then punctured
Ahoy! Ahoy! Long may they die
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The group had several hits in 1978 and 1979 including the EP that contained the hit The Saints Are Coming from the album Scared To Dance and was written about a friend who joined the army and died in Northern Ireland. The song later became a huge hit in 2006 for Green Day.
Two of the most remembered hits are Masquerade and Working For The Yankee Dollar both coming from the acclaimed album Days In Europa.
Enjoy the charts in the 1970s.