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Thread #128093   Message #2864188
Posted By: GeoffLawes
14-Mar-10 - 08:19 PM
Thread Name: Songs in English about the Spanish Civil War
Subject: Songs in English about the Spanish Civil

THE PURPOSE OF THIS MUDCAT THREAD IS TO COMPILE A COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF SONGS WHICH HAVE BEEN WRITTEN IN ENGLISH ABOUT THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR.IT ALSO AIMS TO COLLECT INFORMATION ABOUT THE CREATION AND SINGING OF THE SONGS

The thread is now very long with 100+ songs listed and so be aware that if you use a blue click link to access a location outside of this thread (mostly YouTube) it may take a bit of time for the thread to download when you come back

Posts to this perma thread are being consolidated and organised thematically according to song title and topic.
Clickable links to the location of these consolidated and organised postings are provided in the SONG LIST and TOPIC LIST below.
PLEASE DO NOT POST LYRICS OF SONGS TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH: there are a great many, most are well known and most can be found HERE



THE SONG LIST

CLICK THE SONG TITLE TO GO DIRECTLY TO THE POSTS ABOUT IT AND USE THE BACK ARROW TO GET BACK TO THE LIST



SONGS MARKED *** HAVE LYRICS POSTED

PERFORMERS MARKED # HAVE A HYPERLINK TO THEIR PERFORMANCE OF THE SONG IN THE MAIN POST ABOUT THE SONG
Also
( Another thread listing performers is HERE)


 TITLE                                      WRITTEN BY,              RECORDED BY
Abraham Lincoln Brigade, The .......... JOHN McCUTCHEON ........... John McCutcheon #
Abraham Lincoln Lives (Walks) Again ... LEWIS ALLAN (Abel Meeropol) Tony Saletan#   
*** Adelante (The Ballad of Clem Beckett)....JOE SOLO...............Joe Solo #
***Always the Cause .................. AL STEWART.................  Al Stewart#   
***Another Valley...................... GEORDIE MCINTYRE........... Geordie McIntyre & Alison McMoreland#
***Antyfascist Steve................... WOODY GUTHRIE.............. -
***As I Walk Jarama Valley............. GEOFF PARRY,NEVILLE GRUNDY. Neville Grundy
At the Siege of Madrid................ ROBB JOHNSON............... Robb Johnson#

   Badajoz............................. BRUCE BARTHOL.............. Bruce Barthol#
    Ballad of Frank Ryan,The............  ANDY IRVINE...............  Andy Irvine#

***Ballad of Heroes.................... AUDEN,SWINGLER,BRITTEN .... Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
***Battlefields of Spain,The .......... JOE MULHERON .............  ?
***Beloved Comrade .................... LEWIS ALLAN & FRED KATZ.... Josh White#,Max Parker,Tony Saletan, Jamie O'Reilly

***Bite,The............................ NA MARA.................... Na Mara #
***Bleeding Hearts..................... SI KAHN.................... Si Kahn
 ***Blood And Rain...................... JOHN YOUNG.................  John Young +band #
 ***Bones of '36,The.................... CHRIS TYMKOV...............  Chris Tymkow

***Casualties We Here Recall............ MANUS O'RIORDAN,BLANAID SALKELD,LESLIE DAIKEN,EWART MILNE
Catalonia ........................ PHIL & JUNE COLCLOUGH ..... De Dannan
***Civil War In Spain,The.............. JOE MULHERON & OTHERS?..... Pol MacAdaim#,Gerry Jones #
Civil War Yeah!..................... 12E AS HISTORY & LEONARD COHEN ’The Animals’#
Clarence Kailin........................ SI KAHN.................... Si Kahn #
***Clem Beckett........................ GEOFF LAWES................ Geoff Lawes#
***Clem Beckett........................ ROY BLACKMAN............... Roy Blackman #
***Come Ye Anti-Fascists Rally......... BOB COONEY ................  ?
Connolly Column,The.................... JOE MULHERON.............  ?
Connolly Column Song, The.............. ? .................. Max Parker#
***Connolly's Rebel Song...............  JAMES CONNOLLY............. ?
***Cookhouse...........................  ? .................. Pete Seeger and The Almanac Singers#

***Dundee Lassie,The................... MARY BROOKSBANK ........... Maureen Jelks
                                                         ........... Ray Fisher
                                                         ...........&Janet Jones#

***Eddie's Song........................ UTAH PHILLIPS ............. Utah Phillips,David Rogers#
***Eight Men From Hull................. GEOFF LAWES ............... Geoff Lawes#
***English Penny....................... PAUL McNAMARA & ROB GARCIA.  Na Mara#
Ethel On The Airways ............... ALISTER HULETT............. Alister Hulett #

***For Eddie........................... S.HAYNES & E.VON HEITLINGER  Aliotta, Haynes and Jeremiah#
 ***Fight For Spain, The................ BILLY STEWART.............. Billy Stewart + band#
 *** Fighting Against Franco............ JOHN MALCOLM............... John Malcolm +band#

***Folk Song Army,The.................. TOM LEHRER ................ Tom Lehrer#              
 Fountain Of Tears...................... ROBERT ARMOUR.............. Robert Armour#
***For Whom The Bell Tolls............. METALLICA.................. Metallica#
***Freedom's Galtee Boys............... MANUS O'RIORDAN/C.MOORE/P.HALLORAN..  -
 ***From Bellshill To Barcelona......... CHRIS ROGERS............... Chris Rogers#

***General Lister’s Last Command ....... MANUS O’RIORDAN............. -
***Guernika................................ ANDY ROBERTS.............. Andy Roberts#
 ***Ghosts Of Cable Street, The ........ THE MEN THEY COULDN'T HANG........ The Men They Couldn't Hang#
  Ghosts Of Spain, The ................. GORDON NEIL................ Gordon Neil#
***Goodbye Barcelona.................... KARL LEWKOWICZ.............. The cast of Goodbye Barcelona#
***Graves in Spain...................... MARY BROOKSBANK words,EILEEN PENMAN tune...... Eileen Penman#


***Hasta Luego (Fitba Not War)....... FRANK RAE................... Frank Rae#
Holding Out Against The Night..... EWAN McLENNAN.............. 

***If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next ................ Manic Street Preachers #
***I Want To Go Home................... GITZ RICE/ANON ............ ?
***Internationale, The................. POTTIER, De GEYTER/ANON ... Alister Hulett#,Billy Bragg#,Marc Blitzstein&chorus#,

***Jamie Foyers........................ EWAN MacCOLL .............. Ewan MacColl,Dick Gaughan#,Robin Laing#, Cockersdale#,Martin Simpson#
***Jarama ........................... ALEC McDADE ...............  ?
                                                         ........... Tom Glazer
                                                         ........... PeteSeeger&ArloGuthrie#
                                                         ........... Woody Guthrie#
                                                         ........... Ewan McLennan#, David Rovics#, The Wakes#                                                    
***Just Another Dirt Track............. SUE HAITHWAITE.............  ?

 *** Lancashire Lads, The ............. JOHN KIRKPATRICK ........  Neil Gore & David Heywood #
 ***Last Lincoln Veteran, The...........  DAVID ROVICS............. David Rovics#
 ***Laurie Lee's Spain(Sixty Years On).. PETER SMITH ............... -
  Letter From Bilbao ................. LOWEST OF THE LOW ......... Lowest of the Low#

***Manana Song ........................   ?    ................. Max Parker#
***Maria De La Rosa ................... RON KAVANA ................ Ron Kavana#
***Market Day at Guernica ............. MIKE BATT.................. Katie Melua#
***Miners Against Fascism ............. TRACEY CURTIS.............. Tracey Curtis#
 Mother's Wish, A..................... CLAIRE McGHEE..............  Clair McGhee #

***New Saint, The...................... LORCAN OTWAY............... Lorcan Otway
***Non Intervention.................... ? ................ -
No Pasaran............................ GARY KAY..................  Gary Kaye#
No Pasaran............................    ?      ................   The Minority#
No Pasaran ........................... GERRY KEARNS..............

***O'Duffy's Ironsides................. DIARMUID FITZPATRICK....... Ronnie Drew#
***Off To Salamanca.................... DIARMUID FITZPATRICK.......  ?
***Old Man's Song,The ................. IAN CAMPBELL............... Ian Campbell#,Christy Moore#
***Once A Jolly Franco................. ANON ...................... -
***One Last Kiss In The Rain........... GREG QUIERY................ Greg Quiery #
***Only For Three Months............... P.McNAMARA & J. TEJEDOR.... Na Mara#
***Our Open Eyes Could See No Other Way  MICHAEL SAM WILD..........  Michael Sam Wild #
***Owt For Nowt......................... JOHN WATT .............. John Watt# , Jim Bainbridge

***Paul Robeson........................ SUMISHTA BRAHM ........... Sumishta Brahm #
***People's Front...................... EDWARD BRANGWYN ........... -
***Picasso Paints Guernica............. ROBIN LAING................ Robin Laing#

***Quartermaster's Song .............. ANON ...................... Pete Seeger and The Almanac Singers#

*** The Rat (Named Franco) ............ HARRY BERLOW...............  

>*** Red Moon .......................... N.BETHUNE & R.RIVAL........   Evan Rogister,Benjamin C S Boyle &Salle Cortot #

Salud Brigadista.................... FOUNDLINGS................. Foundlings #
***Salud International Brigade! ....... JIM BROWN.................. Jim Brown#
 ***Silver Duro........................ PAUL McNAMARA & ROB GARCIA.. Na-Mara #
***Skeletons Of Quinto,The............. CHRISTOPHER GUEST.......... The Folksmen #
Sketches Of Spain................... NITS.......................  #
***Song For James Moir ................ IAN McLAREN................ -
***Song For Unsung Heroes ............. NANCY WHITE................ Nancy White
***Song Of The American Consol ........ THE CONVULSIONARIES?....... Max Parker#
***Song of the Lincoln Battalion....... 4 AMERICANS ON THE WAY TO SPAIN -
***Spanish Bombs....................... THE CLASH.................. The Clash #
***Spanish Civil War Song, The......... PHIL OCHS ................. Phil Ochs#            
***Spanish People, The................. ANON & S.POKRASS ..........Clare Roberts & Zoe#
***Start !............................. PAUL WELLER................ The Jam#
***Sussex By The Sea (Communist Version) ERNIE TRORY .............. ?

Taste of Ashes...................... BRUCE BARTOL .............. Laurie Lewis#
***These Days.......................... LOTHIAN 121................ Lothian 121 #
These Hands......................... THE WAKES.................. The Wakes #
They Shall Not Pass................. GRACE PETRIE .............. Grace Petrie#
***Tom Wintringham..................... PAUL FRITH................. Paul Frith & The Considerate Lovers
***Toast To Those Who Are Gone, A...... PHIL OCHS.................. Phil Ochs,Raymond Crooke#

***Underneath The Spanish Stars........ EDITH SEGAL................ Helene Williams#

***Viva Los Brigadistas............... GEORDIE MCINTYRE........... Geordie McIntyre& Alison MacMoreland #
 ***Viva España!;Fighting Against Fascism GRAHAM FUDGE (CARTER).... Graham Carter#
 *** Viva La Quince/Quinte Brigada...... CHRISTIE MOORE ............. Christie Moore# et al      
Volunteer,The....................... STEVIE (S.Simpson).........  Stevie #

***We Are The Fighting Antifascists....  ? ............... Milton Wolff#
***We Came To Sunny Spain..............  ? ............... Paddy Doyle
  When The Call Comes ................... ? ..................... #George Archibald&Ian McCalman
 White Flag.......................... HEATHER YOUNG.............. Heather Young +band#

Young Man From Alcala,The...........      ?    ................. Pete Seeger& the Almanac Singers#




THE TOPIC LIST

Sites With Songs In Other Languages
Other Mudcat Threads Dealing With Spanish Civil War Songs
Albums of Spanish Civil War Songs
Brigader Ed Balchowsky As A Performer
Brigader Bob Cooney As A Singer
Otto Estensen, Brigadista and Mandolinista
Brigader John Longstaff and Spanish Civil War Music
Brigader Bart Van Der Schelling as a Singer
Brigader Miles Tomalin As A Performer
Brigader Sam Wild As A Singer
Brigaders Singing At Sam Wild's Funeral
Unknown Parody of Los Cuatro Generales
Na Mara
Australia and the Spanish Civil War
Canada and the Spanish Civil War
New Zealand and the Spanish Civil War
QUESTIONS THAT STILL NEED ANSWERS
Spanish Civil War Jacob's Ladder Parody
The Marching Song of the Chapaev Battalion
Little Yellow Roses
Radio 4 Programme In Our Hearts Were Songs of Hope