Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafesj

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
Bobby O'Brien Origin: The Boys in Blue (7) Need history of song 29 Jan 97

This civil war song was recorded by a friend of mine, Margo, in Ireland in 1984 on the album "Ireland Must Be Heaven" (rosses records lp. 101)

Margo doesn't know where she found it. Id like to knw who in the USA recorded it, wrote it, etc. it goes:

Twas on a summer's evening an old man bent with age landed in a village from off a dusty stage

(song tells about a man showing up at the Express office to pick up his son. The clerk thinks hes confused and directs him to the train depot, until the old man tells the clerk his son is coming home dead, killed in the war, and his body will arrive at the express office soon.

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.