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Thread #82243   Message #1506695
Posted By: Wolfgang
22-Jun-05 - 05:34 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Napoleon's Defeat (from Frank Harte)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Napoleon's defeat

I'll listen again during the weekend, but your lyrics make a lot of sense. Thanks. (Perhaps I'll soon have a go at Barney McGee on that CD and you then can help there as well).

"mounted upon a bar": Well, together with the "high platform" I guess that either
Napoleon was sitting during the battle on a high platform (for better view) on a quickly made seat (a bar or plank) and screamed (crowed) his orders or
he was sitting high upon his headquarter chariot which was taken at Waterloo by the Prussians.