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Thread #7511   Message #3869253
Posted By: GUEST,Lighter
31-Jul-17 - 12:37 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Battle of the Somme
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Battle of the Somme
> "Battle of the Somme" entered the consciousness of English folk musicians via the Albion Band.

The Ian Campbell Folk Group recorded it far earlier on their album "Contemporary Campbells" (1966 - or '65, according to some).

If memory serves, Dave Swarbrick - who played it - learned it from his violin teacher.