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Lyr Req: Stand To, Me Bonny Lads (John Tams)

Keith A of Hertford 12 Nov 08 - 08:35 AM
Jim Dixon 13 Nov 08 - 01:30 PM
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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?
keith.


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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
Traditional
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.


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