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Thread #86519 Message #1610509
Posted By: R. Padgett
21-Nov-05 - 04:35 PM
Thread Name: Book 'Kiss me Good Night Sergeant Major'
Subject: RE: Book 'Kiss me Good Night Sergeant Major'
Well thanks for your attention
I had the book some years ago and lent it to Keith Marsden ~ believe it or not
I put tunes to one which started ~ Far across the ocean lies a land so fair and sweet, rugged hills and valleys with their house small and neat etc (Our Country)
And 'They taught him how to use a knife and kill without a sound to climb a cliff to swim a stream and burrow in the dark, they taught him how to hate the foe withn all consuming rage until the animal in man burst forth from reasons cage' ~
Also one about a conscientious objector ~
As I say I dont have the book anymore and november brings thoughts of rememberance etc in Uk
The songs came back the other day when I was talking to fellow trad song collector Steve Gardham from Goole
If you know of any existing tunes which are online I would be interested to know