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Lyr Req: Sink the Bismarck (Johnny Horton)

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mvatman@qcislands.net 08 Feb 98 - 01:00 PM
Ralph Butts 08 Feb 98 - 04:29 PM
Martin Ryan 08 Feb 98 - 06:35 PM
mvatman 12 Feb 98 - 09:13 PM
jester@buncombe.main.nc.us 15 Feb 98 - 02:44 AM
Alan of Australia 15 Feb 98 - 08:18 AM
JESTER! 17 Feb 98 - 07:01 AM
Gene 17 Feb 98 - 11:52 AM
dukeleto@sgi.net 17 Feb 98 - 04:16 PM
Sir 17 Feb 98 - 07:13 PM
Gene 17 Feb 98 - 08:39 PM
Sir 19 Feb 98 - 12:02 AM
DukeLeto 19 Feb 98 - 03:58 PM
Sir 19 Feb 98 - 04:25 PM
Gene 19 Feb 98 - 04:59 PM
Bill in Alabama 23 Feb 98 - 08:29 AM
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Subject: the words to
From: mvatman@qcislands.net
Date: 08 Feb 98 - 01:00 PM

I'm looking for the words to "Sink the Bismark" by Jonnie Horton. Written in the late 50's I think.


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Subject: RE: the words to
From: Ralph Butts
Date: 08 Feb 98 - 04:29 PM

You an find it on Cowpie at:

http://www.roughstock.com/cowpie/cowpie-songs/h/horton_johnny/sink_the_bismark.crd

Note it was submitted by our own Mudcat all-star Gene Graham.....Tiger


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Subject: RE: the words to
From: Martin Ryan
Date: 08 Feb 98 - 06:35 PM

... and try thr "Sinking of the Graf Spee" as in the DT.

Which reminds me. Any submarine songs - other than Tawney's "Diesel and Shale"?

Regards


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Subject: RE: the words to
From: mvatman
Date: 12 Feb 98 - 09:13 PM

Thank you to R. Butts. We were looking all over without success. Now we have the words. Thanks again.


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Subject: J. Horton trivia!
From: jester@buncombe.main.nc.us
Date: 15 Feb 98 - 02:44 AM

Sink the Bismark is but one of three "historical" ballads recorded by Johnny Horton, and one of two related to feature films. Can you think of the others?


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Subject: RE: the words to
From: Alan of Australia
Date: 15 Feb 98 - 08:18 AM

The Battle of New Orleans and North to Alaska???


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Subject: Today's lucky winner is...
From: JESTER!
Date: 17 Feb 98 - 07:01 AM

That's right, Alan of Oz! YOu've won!!!


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Subject: RE: the words to
From: Gene
Date: 17 Feb 98 - 11:52 AM

Johnny Horton recorded several HISTORIC type songs; O'Leary's Cow/Young Abe Lincoln/Snowshoe Thompson/Jim Bridger/John Paul Jones/--to name a few.


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Subject: RE: the words to
From: dukeleto@sgi.net
Date: 17 Feb 98 - 04:16 PM

Recently purchased a 45 rpm record with North to Alaska on one side and Battle of New Orleans on the other. Anybody jealous?


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Subject: Info: Battle of New Orleans
From: Sir
Date: 17 Feb 98 - 07:13 PM

Hey if we're playin' question and answer games on Johnny Horton tunes try this: "Battle of New Orleans" was written by Jimmy Driftwood - for what audience was it written?


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Subject: RE: the words to
From: Gene
Date: 17 Feb 98 - 08:39 PM

Maybe for students in his HISTORY class?


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Subject: RE: the words to
From: Sir
Date: 19 Feb 98 - 12:02 AM

Yep.


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Subject: RE: the words to
From: DukeLeto
Date: 19 Feb 98 - 03:58 PM

To Sir:

Note that on the Record, there is only arrangement credit for Jimmie Driftwood on the Battle of New Orleans. On the reverse side, an author is indeed given for North To Alaska (M. Phillips). Why might that be? (I assume you are correct about the authorship).


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Subject: RE: the words to
From: Sir
Date: 19 Feb 98 - 04:25 PM

I don't know why they gave Jimmie Driftwood credit only for the arrangement. I saw Jimmie years ago in a concert and he said that he wrote "Battle of New Orleans" for an eighth grade history class. "Driftwood" isn't his real name but I don't recall what it was. Something else that seems interesting to me is the guitar he plays - he made it from a fence post.


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Subject: RE: the words to
From: Gene
Date: 19 Feb 98 - 04:59 PM

My understanding is that The battle of New Orleans is set to the tune of an old, old revolutionary war ballad, THE EIGHTH OF JANUARY, maybe that's the reason he isn't given credit for the MUSIC!


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Subject: Info: Eighth of January
From: Bill in Alabama
Date: 23 Feb 98 - 08:29 AM

As I understand it, the tune THE EIGHTH OF JANUARY is an occasional piece, specifically commemorating the victory of Jackson's army over Gen. Packinham at New Orleans on that date. I have heard two different stories: (1) that the piece is an original, and composed en situ; (2) that the tune was "captured" from the British troops, and was originally a traditional piece called "The King's Head."


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