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Sat Nov 10, 2018, 11:32 PM

A Couple Songs about the Horrror and Sadness of WW I








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Reply A Couple Songs about the Horrror and Sadness of WW I (Original post)
Leith Nov 2018 OP
thucythucy Nov 2018 #1
DFW Nov 2018 #2
DFW Nov 2018 #3
Leith Nov 2018 #4
struggle4progress Nov 2018 #5
struggle4progress Nov 2018 #6
meow2u3 Nov 2018 #7

Response to Leith (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2018, 01:43 AM

1. Here's another one:



It's from an entire album of songs about WWI, lyrics by Robert Service, music by Country Joe McDonald.

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Response to Leith (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2018, 02:34 PM

2. Here are the lyrics to No Man's Land (originally "The Green Fiedls of France")

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Response to Leith (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2018, 02:59 PM

3. Both songs in the OP were written by a Scot I once did a festival with.

His name is Eric Bogle. A LOT of people have covered his songs, but few recognize his name.

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Response to DFW (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 11, 2018, 05:20 PM

4. I Knew His Name, Mostly Because They Were the Best Songs on the Albums

He also wrote The Leaving of Nancy (I had the Fureys' album). All those songs bring a tear to my eye, partly because the arrangements and singers are so good for the message, even if they wouldn't be in anyone's top ten faves (especially Shane M).

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Response to Leith (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2018, 08:35 PM

5. Es ist an der Zeit



Deep in the Champagne in midsummer green,
where red poppys bloom between gravestones,
the grass whispers and sways smoothlyin the wind, which sweeps gently over the graveyard.
On your cross, dead soldier, I can not find your name,
only numbers and someone painted the number 1916
and you weren’t even 19 years old.

Yes, also you have been told lies by them yet,
just like they still do it with us today.

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Response to Leith (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2018, 08:38 PM

6. Willie McBride

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Response to Leith (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2018, 08:59 PM

7. Children's Crusade -Sting

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