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Thread #69252 Message #4056606
Posted By: rich-joy
01-Jun-20 - 11:54 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Eighteenth of June
Subject: RE: Origins: Eighteenth of June
Still a coupla weeks to go to the 205th anniversary, but as my other favourite Napoleon song (Isle of St Helena) has recently been revived in thread here on The Cat, I thought I'd get in early with my top favourite one!! [ROUD 2539]
On "Mainly Norfolk", Rod Stradling is quoted : "..... I’m delighted to find, and proud to sing, a song about our ‘greatest military victory’ which is so concerned with the plight of the ordinary people involved on both sides. It doesn’t even mention who won!"
This is Martin Carthy singing it in 2006 :
and in 1983, excerpts only, in the Keith Dewhurst BBC-TV production "The Battle of Waterloo" :
Not sure why I am so drawn to this song.
(..... but, perhaps I was there .....)
R-J (Down Under)
(and yes, I believe in multiple lives :)