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Thread #9661   Message #995482
Posted By: Billy the Bus
02-Aug-03 - 08:08 AM
Thread Name: The Battle of New Orleans
Subject: RE: The Battle of New Orleans
I've just been listening to our Kiwi version of this song on the wireless, so thought a thread revival appropriate.

Battle of the Waikato
Gerry Merito, 1960
"This is a Maori memory of their ancestors' actions against the British in the 19th century land wars. It helped make The Howard Morrison Quartet extremely popular in the 1960s. It is a variant of The Battle of New Orleans".

It's on the NZ Folk Song site. There's lyrics, a link to an MP3 (Which I can't hear, must get the sound system hooked up again). Also information on the Howard Morrison Quartet, and links to the NZ Land Wars, for those with an historical bent.

Kia ora - Sam