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WW 1 christmas song

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CHRISTMAS 1914
CHRISTMAS IN THE TRENCHES


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Trevor 14 Nov 07 - 06:46 AM
Emma B 14 Nov 07 - 06:50 AM
Trevor 14 Nov 07 - 06:56 AM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 14 Nov 07 - 07:10 AM
Trevor 14 Nov 07 - 07:30 AM
Keith A of Hertford 14 Nov 07 - 07:35 AM
oldhippie 14 Nov 07 - 07:38 AM
Trevor 14 Nov 07 - 08:25 AM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 14 Nov 07 - 08:34 AM
Simon G 14 Nov 07 - 09:04 AM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 14 Nov 07 - 09:10 AM
Trevor 14 Nov 07 - 09:50 AM
Trevor 14 Nov 07 - 10:03 AM
GUEST,Henryp 14 Nov 07 - 10:53 AM
joseph 15 Nov 07 - 04:41 AM
GUEST 09 Dec 14 - 09:47 PM
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Subject: WW 1 christmas song
From: Trevor
Date: 14 Nov 07 - 06:46 AM

Can anybody please point me in the direction of a song about the World War 1 incident when German and English trooops came out of the trenches for a game of football at Christmas.

I heard someone sing about it a couple of years ago and would like to have a bash, so could do with words and music if anybody has them.

Thanks.


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Subject: RE: WW 1 christmas song
From: Emma B
Date: 14 Nov 07 - 06:50 AM

this one?

by Mike Harding


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Subject: RE: WW 1 christmas song
From: Trevor
Date: 14 Nov 07 - 06:56 AM

Thanks Emma - I'm not sure - I need to have another look. Thanks a lot anyway - and for the speed of your reply.


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Subject: RE: WW 1 christmas song
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 14 Nov 07 - 07:10 AM

Have a look at these two songs in the DT and the threads in the links given with the songs:

CHRISTMAS IN THE TRENCHES (John McCutcheon)

and

CHRISTMAS 1914 (Mike Harding).


Mick


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Subject: RE: WW 1 christmas song
From: Trevor
Date: 14 Nov 07 - 07:30 AM

Thanks very much for that Mick. I have a vague recollection that the song I heard had a couple of lines from 'Silent Night' in it, although that may have been added by the singer.


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Subject: RE: WW 1 christmas song
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 14 Nov 07 - 07:35 AM

I sometimes sing John McCuthcheon song, without the intro and plenary, and end it with Silent Night.
Could it be?


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Subject: RE: WW 1 christmas song
From: oldhippie
Date: 14 Nov 07 - 07:38 AM

Christmas 1914 - besides Mike Harding, there is a song of this title by Mickey MacConnell.

Christmas In The Trenches - in addition to John McCutcheon, has been recorded by John Kelly (Kith & Kin Winter Measures), John McDermott (Rememberance), and Trilogy (Two Thousand Years of Christmas).

The event has also been addressed in two other songs to my knowledge, Belleau Wood - Garth Brooks, and It Could Happen Again - Collin Raye.


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Subject: RE: WW 1 christmas song
From: Trevor
Date: 14 Nov 07 - 08:25 AM

Thanks.


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Subject: RE: WW 1 christmas song
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 14 Nov 07 - 08:34 AM

The reason I said to check the threads linked from the DT songs is that some of the others are in the threads (some of them several times over). From memory both Cormac McCutcheon's and Garth Brooks' songs are in the threads.

Mick


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Subject: RE: WW 1 christmas song
From: Simon G
Date: 14 Nov 07 - 09:04 AM

The one you are looking for is Christmas 1914 by Cormac McConnell
and the lyrics are here


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Subject: RE: WW 1 christmas song
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 14 Nov 07 - 09:10 AM

Sorry - of course I meant Cormac McConnell in my previous post!

Mick


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Subject: RE: WW 1 christmas song
From: Trevor
Date: 14 Nov 07 - 09:50 AM

That's the one! Thanks so much.


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Subject: RE: WW 1 christmas song
From: Trevor
Date: 14 Nov 07 - 10:03 AM

And there's even a download here .

I'll be contacting Cormack/Mickey to ask if they mind me performing it.

Thanks all.


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Subject: RE: WW 1 christmas song
From: GUEST,Henryp
Date: 14 Nov 07 - 10:53 AM

Burnley Clarion Community Choir very much enjoyed their weekend with Janet Russell at the Raise Your Banners festival in Bradford.

Because Sunday was Armistice Day, we included Peace on Earth in our set. It's Jim Boyes' song about the Christmas truce which featured in the Peace Concert titled Christmas Truce/Kerstbestand first performed in IEper cathedral in 1998.

"No Eastern Kings came bearing gifts to celebrate a birth
But in the midst of conflict there was Peace on Earth"

The full lyrics are on the Coope Boyes and Simpson website, the song is on the CD NMCD14.


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Subject: RE: WW 1 christmas song
From: joseph
Date: 15 Nov 07 - 04:41 AM

there are many fine recordings of this song ,none better than that recorded by John Mac Dermott


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Subject: RE: WW 1 christmas song
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Dec 14 - 09:47 PM

I believe you are referring to Christmas 1915

"Silent night, no cannons roared.
A king is born of peace forever more.
all's calm, all's bright
all brothers hand in hand
in nineteen and fifteen in no man's land."


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