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Lyr Req: Jack Atky & All: Spanish Civil War Song

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GeoffLawes 12 Nov 09 - 06:40 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Jack Atky & All: Spanish Civil War Song
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 12 Nov 09 - 06:40 PM

Does anyone recognise " Jack Atky and all " as a phrase from a song about the Spanish Civil War. I last night performed a song of my own about the men from Hull who went to fight in the Spanish Civil War and a relative of Hull volunteer Jack Atkinson was in the audience.She told me that she she once caught the tale end of a television programme about the SCW in which a Geordie sounding group were singing a song with this phrase in it. Her relative was nicknamed Jack Atky so almost certainly the song referred to him. I know that, years ago, the old Granada TV company broadcast a series on the SCW . Does anyone have the full lyrics to the song , a recording of it, or any scrap of information about the song? If anyone had a recording of the Granada SCW programmes that I could get a copy of, that would be a joy.

Regards, Geoff


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jack Atky & All: Spanish Civil War Song
From: Young Buchan
Date: 13 Nov 09 - 04:03 PM

Can't help with the song. Jack Atkinson from Hull is indeed on the International Brigade Roll of Honour. He died on 21 February 1937 at the battle of Jarama.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jack Atky & All: Spanish Civil War Song
From: Young Buchan
Date: 13 Nov 09 - 04:18 PM

It's difficult to know what to suggest this far down the line. The last three IBers that I knew personally and had an interest in the songs as well, (Tommy Chilvers, Jack Longstaff and Maurie Levitas) are now all dead. I never heard any of them refer to the song. Indeed I seriously doubt if there is anyone at all from the 15th battalion left alive. Have you tried the International Brigade Memorial Trust at 37 Reginald Road, Forest Gate, London E7 9HS. Tel: 020 8555 6674? They might have something in their archive, if the song was contemporary. But it may of course have simply been composed for the show you heard it on.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jack Atky & All: Spanish Civil War Song
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 14 Nov 09 - 07:00 AM

Thanks Young Buchan. The song is certainly not a song from the Spanish Civil War period. I did not see the tv programme myself but was hoping that someone who did or who was connected with it would give me a lead. I shall continue to hope.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jack Atky & All: Spanish Civil War Song
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 14 Nov 09 - 06:34 PM

I have located, on You Tube,the series about the Spanish Civil War Programmes made by Granada . There are six programmes each divided into six sections. Here are links to part 1 of each programme and You Tube will offer you the subsequent sections of each prog on site.

PROG 1 Part1
PROG2 Part1
PROG3 Part1
PROG4 Part1
PROG5 Part1
PROG6 Part1
I have not watched them all yet but I don't think the Jack Atky song is going to be in this series. Any other ideas of programmes on the SCW which might have featured it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jack Atky & All: Spanish Civil War Song
From: brezhnev
Date: 14 Nov 09 - 08:41 PM

It's probably not what you're looking for but Jack Atkinson was one of several fighters commemorated in Australian writer Jack Lindsay's poem Requiem Mass for Fallen International Brigaders.

Maybe it was set to music.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jack Atky & All: Spanish Civil War Song
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 15 Nov 09 - 06:37 PM

Wow brehnev that is exactly the sort of information that I am looking for, in general, even if not in this particular post. Could you post up the words to the poem, please? Jack Atkinson had spent six and a half years in Australia before returning to Hull, Uk , prior to volunteering for Sp[ain - that would I gues explain why he was selected for particular mention by an Australian writer. Do you know when the poem was written. I am in touch with some of Jack Atkinson'a relations who clearly do not know about this poem - in fact nobody in UK or Australia has mentioned it before . Thanks

Geoff


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jack Atky & All: Spanish Civil War Song
From: brezhnev
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 07:36 AM

geoff, haven't seen the poem, just know of its existence from here.

can't find it on the internet, but there are several collections of his poetry in the British Library catalogue and at least one on Amazon.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jack Atky & All: Spanish Civil War Song
From: brezhnev
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 08:02 AM

forgot to mention that among the other international brigade members mentioned in the poem is Allan Craig from Maryhill, Glasgow. See here.

despite what the article says, Lindsay didn't go to spain to fight.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jack Atky & All: Spanish Civil War Song
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 08:33 AM

Thank you brezhnev. Following your very useful tip I googled the key words in your information and came up with the same web sites as you did. Now as a result of further googling I have sent off an email to try and get in touch with Brian Beasley who wrote the doctoral thesis to which your above link leads. I am hoping that this will lead to further hard evidence about a brave young Hull man who died at the battle of Jarama.
I think I shall start another specifically targeted thread to try to get the words for Jack Lindsay's poem Requiem Mass for Fallen International Brigaders.I shall keep you informed. Thank you for the lead.
Regards, Geoff


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jack Atky & All: Spanish Civil War Song
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 16 Nov 09 - 09:18 AM

I have posted another thread under the title of

Lyric Req: OZ poet Jack Lindsay: Mass4 Int Brigade

This is rather over-abbreviated but I was trying to condense the important hook words into the title.
Regards, Geoff


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jack Atky & All: Spanish Civil War Song
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 23 Nov 09 - 11:24 AM

I have now watched all of the parts of the old Granada series on the Spanish Civil on War You Tube and the song JACK ATKY AND ALL does not feature in that series at all. Can anyone suggest any other programme or series in which it may have occured?

Below, in case anyone is interested, is a link to the recently broadcast series, Scots Who Fought Against Franco, which has been put up on You Tube.I think there are nine parts altogether and this is a link to part one. The next part will be the video offered at the top of the list when part one finishes.

THE SCOTS WHO FOUGHT AGAINST FRANCO


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jack Atky & All: Spanish Civil War Song
From: GUEST,Joe Solo
Date: 21 Nov 13 - 05:48 PM

I know this thread goes back a few years now, but I have just finished an album of songs in which Jack features quite prominently...

http://joesolomusic.bandcamp.com/

thanks to some info kindly given by relatives and a spot of digging.

Very interested in the poem and a potential song out there already.
I shall carry on digging.

Best wishes
Joe


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