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Thread #124040 Message #3774176
Posted By: GUEST,Guest Tony
21-Feb-16 - 03:19 PM
Thread Name: Origin: I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier
Subject: RE: Origin: I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier
Thanks again Ewan!
It is so good to get this info from someone who 'was there' so to speak.
Do i conclude then that the Hamish song 'originated' in about 1980 rather than 1900?
I know what you mean about the business of songwriting. I've posted a few of mine at antiwarsongs.org and they hark back to WW1,hopefully raising topics which can only be sully appreciated in retrospect. e.g. 'the last man and the last shilling'.