Lyr Req: Stand To, Me Bonny Lads (John Tams)
Subject: Lyr Req: Stand To Me Bonny Lads.John Tams|
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 12 Nov 08 - 08:35 AM
This came up in the Warhorse thread.
Interest was expressed but no one had the full lyric.
It is referred to in connection with the TV series Sharpe's Challenge, but I do not remember hearing it.
Anyone know more?
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Stand To Me Bonny Lads.John Tams|
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 13 Nov 08 - 01:30 PM
Indeed, IMDb.com gives the following information in the soundtrack listing for "Sharpe's Challenge":
STAND TO, ME BONNY LADS
Adapted by John Tams
Performed by John Tams
Here's John Tams' web site. Unfortunately, I can't find any reference there to the song or to "Sharpe's Challenge."
If it's truly traditional, we ought to be able to find other versions of it, but I have failed to find anything. Do you suppose he took a traditional tune and gave it lyrics and a new title?
Apparently there is a DVD available.