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george garside

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Re: Songs of the WWI era
« Reply #60 on: February 16, 2019, 02:59:33 PM »

Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag, Long way to tipparary and also a vast number of pipe tunes composed during or about ww1 . to name just a few,

battle of the somme
heights of dargai
flowers of the forest
bloody fields of flanders

etc etc etc

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Re: Songs of the WWI era
« Reply #61 on: February 16, 2019, 05:19:06 PM »

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Lillibulero (sp?) is a tune of the era (and probably older)  and was sung to by the WWI soldiery,

Lillibulero? wasn't that was the marching song of Butcher Cumberland's red army? c.1745.

As sung by Fergus Mav-Ivor in Scott's Waverley, before fighting for the Bonnie Prince.
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Re: Songs of the WWI era
« Reply #62 on: March 19, 2019, 05:11:26 PM »

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Lillibulero (sp?) is a tune of the era (and probably older)  and was sung to by the WWI soldiery,

Lillibulero? wasn't that was the marching song of Butcher Cumberland's red army? c.1745.

As sung by Fergus Mav-Ivor in Scott's Waverley, before fighting for the Bonnie Prince.

According to Wikipedia it was originally composed by Henry Purcell, and became popular around the time of the Glorious Revolution.
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Re: Songs of the WWI era
« Reply #63 on: March 19, 2019, 05:22:38 PM »

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Lillibulero (sp?) is a tune of the era (and probably older)  and was sung to by the WWI soldiery,

Lillibulero? wasn't that was the marching song of Butcher Cumberland's red army? c.1745.

As sung by Fergus Mav-Ivor in Scott's Waverley, before fighting for the Bonnie Prince.

According to Wikipedia it was originally composed by Henry Purcell, and became popular around the time of the Glorious Revolution.

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Re: Songs of the WWI era
« Reply #64 on: March 19, 2019, 06:39:00 PM »

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A new connection to me, I like it. If only I could sing...
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Re: Songs of the WWI era
« Reply #65 on: March 19, 2019, 07:29:01 PM »

For me the only songs of WW1, are those sung by the soldiers themselves, some of which which were taught to me by my long dead pal Albert.
so my list
Whiter than the whitewash on the wall
The bells of hell
Bombed last night
I want to go home
When this lousy war is over
We are Fred Karnoe's army
Hush here comes a whizz-bang
Oh we don't want to loose you
I don't want to be a soldier
We're here because

There are many more.
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