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Thread #159951 Message #3880443
Posted By: Lighter
05-Oct-17 - 09:13 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Trooper Cut Down in His Prime (Roy Palmer
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Trooper Cut Down in His Prime (Roy Palmer
> Maybe MacColl used Trooper to appeal to the US market?
Not likely. He first recorded the song on "Barrack Room Ballads" for Topic, a small English folk label, in 1958.
A "trooper" in the U.S. may be a cavalryman, a state police officer, or a paratrooper. (A local, municipal police officer would never be called a "trooper." Mounted officers are either "mounted police" or "mounted officers." "State trooper" is the usual term for the state police and highway patrol.)