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Lyr Add: Song of the Canadian Contingent Afgan.

Q (Frank Staplin) 29 Mar 09 - 04:40 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 29 Mar 09 - 04:46 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 30 Mar 09 - 12:55 PM
CET 30 Mar 09 - 01:40 PM
meself 30 Mar 09 - 02:00 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Song of the Canadian Contingent Afgan.
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 29 Mar 09 - 04:40 PM

Lyr. Add: SONG OF THE CANADIAN CONTINGENT IN AFGANISTAN
'Poet Laurier;' The Banana Boat Song

(mournfully and hopefully)
Int
Day oh, day oh, Taliban's comin' an' I wanna go home
Pray oh, pray oh, pray Mr. Harper please let us come home

(allegro con brio)
1
We kill them Taliban by the score (lead voice0
Tell my momma that I wanna go home (chorus)
Now we got kill a million more
Please Mr. Harper won't you let us come home...
(diminuendo)
2
When darkness comes we all take fright shhhh
Whisper to my momma that I wanna go home
Cause the Taliban's sneaking 'round at night shhhh
Please Mr. Harper won't you let us come home
(dissonance)
3
Is Bin Laden here? Is Bin Laden there?
Tell my momma that I wanna go home
That damn Osama's got us running scared
Please Mr. Harper won't you let us come home.

Chorus
Come Mr. Taliban, tell me where's Osama?
Where's he hiding we just wanna know?
There nothing here that's left for us to bomb-ah
Our work's done and we wanna go home
Day oh, day oh, Taliban's comin' an' I wanna go home
Pray oh, Pray oh, pray Mr. Harper please let us come home.
4
We searched all day and we searched all night
Tell etc.
That damn Osama' got our bowels up tight
Please etc.
(gusto)
5
We're ordered to check all beards on sight
Tell etc.
Se we're liftin' burkas left and right
Please etc.
6
I recently checked my underwear
Tell etc.
Just to see if Osama was hiding there
Please etc.

Chorus

7
Our troops are here by Afghan desire
Tell etc.
Which is why we're behind these miles of wire
Please etc.
8
Believe me Afghaninstan ain't no fun
Tell etc,
It's dust and dirt, and all-day runs
Please etc.
9
Yesterday we got a change of underwear
Tell etc.
I changed with Bill and Jane with Pierre
Please etc.

Chorus

10
They sent us here to build a nation
Tell etc.
But all we built up is constipation
Please etc.
11
The politicians just come here for show
Tell etc.
Then they hightail it back to Ontario
Please etc.
12
Those journalist babes are easy all right
Tell etc.
When we tell 'em we may die tomorrow night
Please etc.

Chorus

13
I wish I could write some notes of cheer
Tell etc.
But we've nothing left we can knock down here
Please etc.
14
We say reconstruction is why we're here
Tell etc.
But it's really destruction that gives us cheer
Please etc.
15
Sure we've spent 10 million to build a town
Tell etc.
But we spent one billion to blow it down
Please, etc.

Chorus

(scherzo)
16
Our general promised us a killing spree
Tell etc.
But we thought it was supposed to be them not me
Please etc.
(fortissimo)
17
To our guns and tanks let's raise our hat
Tell etc.
Cause they've pretty well knocked the country flat
Please etc.
18
General Hillier claims Osama's not ten feet high
Tell etc.
But our troops here know that that's a lie (follow quickly with)
And his is a legend that will never die
Please etc.

Chorus
Come Mr. Taliban, you can keep Osama
Please stop your shootin' so we can go
There's nothing here that's left for us to bomb-a
Our work's done and we wanna go home
Day oh, day oh, tell my momma that I wanna go home
Pray oh, pray oh! (SHOUTED) We beg you Mr. Harper
Please let us come home.

www.goldiproductions.com/angloboerwar museur/Boer93o5_sheet5_canada.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Song of the Canadian Contingent Afgan.
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 29 Mar 09 - 04:46 PM

in the link- museum.


The website of the Anglo-Boer War Museum is worth spending time with.
Anglo-Boer


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Song of the Canadian Contingent Afgan.
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 30 Mar 09 - 12:55 PM

Other Canadian Afganistan songs or poems?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Song of the Canadian Contingent Afgan.
From: CET
Date: 30 Mar 09 - 01:40 PM

Who wrote that song, Q? Do you know that it comes from someone in the Canadian contingent? It's not impossible, I suppose, but the lyrics don't sound like any soldier wrote them?

Lines like "Our general promised us a killing spree" and "There's nothing here that's left for us to bomb-a" are both blatantly false and dishonest, and uncharacteristic of any Canadian soldiers that I've ever met. It's not that soldier songs aren't often disrespctful of authority (think of "I don't want to join the Army") but these lyrics just don't sound right.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Song of the Canadian Contingent Afgan.
From: meself
Date: 30 Mar 09 - 02:00 PM

My feeling too. It has much more the ring of someone who's not there imagining what a soldier SHOULD think, than of a soldier who is there expressing his own views. I won't say more though, until we find out - who did write it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Song of the Canadian Contingent Afgan.
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 30 Mar 09 - 03:57 PM

The song is printed at the online Canadian AngloBoer War Museum site. It is maintained by Goldi Productions, a small Canadian company, which produced the much-honoured 4-hour film, "The Great Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902: The Canadian Experience," shown on Canadian television and on history channels and programs in the English-speaking world.

The composer used the pseudonym 'poet Laurier;' not otherwise known (nor is he/she likely to be made known until Harper does get the troops home.

Some Canadian troops don't agree with the aims of the Afghanistan war. It reminds me of some songs I have heard from WW2, like "Onwards to the Po" and its anti-British verses, and the hand-distributed verses about My Brother Sylveste (who killed 40,000 Indians).


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