The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #28801 Message #2027438
Posted By: Lemming
16-Apr-07 - 09:40 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The Soldier (Harvey Andrews)
Subject: RE: Origins: The Soldier (Harvey Andrews)
I recently went to a gig in a local pub where the performer sang this song. It was the first time I'd heard Soldier.
With me at the time were several friends who had all served at one time or another in Northern Ireland.
I have never before been in a pub that was so quiet, filled with so many men with tears in their eyes.
Your song, written all those years ago, and which meant so much to a generation of British Soldiers, is still so very relevant today.