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Remembrance Day 2009

Seamus Kennedy 20 Oct 09 - 01:07 PM
Seamus Kennedy 20 Oct 09 - 01:10 PM
gnu 20 Oct 09 - 01:10 PM
gnu 20 Oct 09 - 01:10 PM
gnu 20 Oct 09 - 01:17 PM
GUEST 21 Oct 09 - 09:27 AM
GUEST 21 Oct 09 - 09:29 AM
eddie1 21 Oct 09 - 09:54 AM
Sandy Mc Lean 21 Oct 09 - 09:59 AM
jeddy 21 Oct 09 - 10:08 AM
GUEST 21 Oct 09 - 10:48 AM
Dead Horse 21 Oct 09 - 11:05 AM
Terry McDonald 21 Oct 09 - 11:53 AM
GUEST,mg 21 Oct 09 - 12:56 PM
Seamus Kennedy 21 Oct 09 - 05:14 PM
gnu 21 Oct 09 - 05:53 PM
mg 21 Oct 09 - 06:47 PM
mg 21 Oct 09 - 07:09 PM
Sandy Mc Lean 21 Oct 09 - 08:33 PM
GUEST,Ballyholme 21 Oct 09 - 09:38 PM
GUEST,Jim Hanlon 22 Oct 09 - 04:11 AM
GUEST 22 Oct 09 - 08:43 AM
Seamus Kennedy 22 Oct 09 - 05:55 PM
Dead Horse 23 Oct 09 - 09:47 AM
Rapparee 23 Oct 09 - 09:58 AM
GUEST 24 Oct 09 - 04:05 AM
eddie1 24 Oct 09 - 05:58 AM
Pistachio 24 Oct 09 - 08:24 AM
gnu 24 Oct 09 - 12:07 PM
Ref 24 Oct 09 - 09:55 PM
GUEST,Teribus 25 Oct 09 - 04:12 AM
GUEST,Jim Hanlon 25 Oct 09 - 09:25 AM
3refs 25 Oct 09 - 10:21 AM
GUEST,Jim Hanlon 25 Oct 09 - 01:04 PM
3refs 25 Oct 09 - 06:20 PM
gnu 25 Oct 09 - 06:43 PM
nutty 26 Oct 09 - 07:01 AM
Beer 26 Oct 09 - 09:17 AM
GUEST,Jim Hanlon 27 Oct 09 - 07:13 AM
GUEST,Oz 27 Oct 09 - 08:25 AM
KT 27 Oct 09 - 08:38 AM
GUEST,Jim Hanlon 28 Oct 09 - 11:13 AM
GUEST,Martin 31 Oct 09 - 08:37 AM
eddie1 04 Nov 09 - 02:21 AM
gnu 10 Nov 09 - 06:07 PM
folk1e 11 Nov 09 - 06:29 AM
kendall 11 Nov 09 - 08:38 AM
WalkaboutsVerse 11 Nov 09 - 09:10 AM
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Subject: Remembrance Day
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 20 Oct 09 - 01:07 PM

This was sent to me by a friend.
The performer is Jim Hanlon of Canso, Nova Scotia.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H842pbmuDEg


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 20 Oct 09 - 01:10 PM

Forgot clicky:

remembrance day


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: gnu
Date: 20 Oct 09 - 01:10 PM

link


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: gnu
Date: 20 Oct 09 - 01:10 PM

Oops... X-posted.


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: gnu
Date: 20 Oct 09 - 01:17 PM

My old man had several poppies up against the rear foundation of the house. Every now and then, I would see him staring at them with tears streaming down his face. As mine are now. Beautiful song.

Lest we forget.

PS... he removed the poppies in late fall one year and passed away in late December.


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Oct 09 - 09:27 AM

Phew!


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Oct 09 - 09:29 AM

Any info on this writer??? Is this ok to use in schools etc...??

Eric


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: eddie1
Date: 21 Oct 09 - 09:54 AM

Would love to make contact with the singer. If he agrees, I'd like to use this in a radio spot nearer the time.

I remember being told by a Royal British Legion officer that 1968 is the only year since the end of WWII without a British serviceman or woman being killed on active service somewhere in the world!

This is not meant in any way to glorify war or suggest Britain lost more then other countries - it's just a fact.

Eddie


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 21 Oct 09 - 09:59 AM

Are you there Songsmith?


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: jeddy
Date: 21 Oct 09 - 10:08 AM

thanks for posting that seamus, it was beautiful.

gnu, i am so sorry about your dad, together with the song and video, you have made me cry.

i thank each and every person who laid down their lives for my freedoms.



lots of love to all

jade x x x x


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Oct 09 - 10:48 AM

I see a few pages via google search but it seems the writer's site is down. I read a few reviews of a CD he released in 05. Can you help us via your contact Mr. Kennedy??

Eric


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: Dead Horse
Date: 21 Oct 09 - 11:05 AM

eddie1 said: "This is not meant in any way to glorify war or suggest Britain lost more then other countries - it's just a fact."

I suggest you check your "facts" eddie
Here would be a good place to start.


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: Terry McDonald
Date: 21 Oct 09 - 11:53 AM

Read what Eddie actually said - his 'fact' was that 1968 was apparently the only year that no British serviceman (or woman) was killed in action between 1945 and 2009.


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 21 Oct 09 - 12:56 PM

I hope to continue to call it Armistice Day..but whatever is nice.

Here is my song for Korean War veterans...tune is Dainty Davy mostly.

Those we left there in the cold we remember we remember
Have no fears of growing old oh do we remember

Those who fell in prison yards..
Savage weather savage guards..

Those who died face down in mud..
Asian soil Yankee blood..

Those whose names we can't forget
Comrade spirits with us yet..

Heartbreak Ridge and Pork Chop Hill
If we don't honor them who will

Those who died when far too young
It is for them this song is sung oh do we remember

And November 1 9 p.m. your time is Watchfires..just go out and light a fire or candle or anything and shine it up to the sky. mg


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 21 Oct 09 - 05:14 PM

I hope this helps:


Jim Hanlon


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: gnu
Date: 21 Oct 09 - 05:53 PM

I saw Jim at a party in a hotel in Port Hawkesbury many years ago. Never met him, really, but I was impressed. Saw him a couple of other times on T'a Li'le Island, but I don't recall where or when. Seems to me, he was in Sydney one night when Makem was tuning up for a tour.


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: mg
Date: 21 Oct 09 - 06:47 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwixM9KBuGo

mein guter kamarad


give me your hand..I can't..I have to reload my gun..


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: mg
Date: 21 Oct 09 - 07:09 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49VU7G0VAgk&feature=related Italian words

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHJ9Tbnz5dU&feature=related
French


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 21 Oct 09 - 08:33 PM

Jim Hanlon is a Muscatter (Songsmith). He's been working in the Middle East in recent years, I believe, and has not posted recently. If he's lurking maybe he'll pick up on this thread.


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: GUEST,Ballyholme
Date: 21 Oct 09 - 09:38 PM

My goodness. A great song and some powerful footage. Fair dues, Jim Hanlon.


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: GUEST,Jim Hanlon
Date: 22 Oct 09 - 04:11 AM

Hi Folks,

Got your message and thanks for the kind words. Please feel free to use the link for anything related to Nov 11th. Thanks for posting it Seamus and hello to you Sandy. It has been ages since I visited here and I forgot my password!

Later!

Jim


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Oct 09 - 08:43 AM

Thanks Jim. As mentioned it is a great piece of work and I'll use it in my class as we get closer to the 11th.

Eric


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 22 Oct 09 - 05:55 PM

Magnificent job, Jim.

Thank you

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: Dead Horse
Date: 23 Oct 09 - 09:47 AM

Bugger. Read it wrong agin.
Sorry eddie.
Thanks for correction Terry.


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: Rapparee
Date: 23 Oct 09 - 09:58 AM

Gonna play it in the Library. Veterans'/Armistice/Remembrance Day has become too much just another day of holiday sales and not enough a day to ponder and remember.


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Oct 09 - 04:05 AM

that is awesome...."lest we forget"...well done Jim!!!

Arnie


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: eddie1
Date: 24 Oct 09 - 05:58 AM

Dead Horse
Thanks for that! I had already typed a tirade against fellow catters who are only too ready to jump on perceived mistakes by others however Terry said it much better than I would have.
It Takes a Big Man to admit he's wrong.

Jim Hanlon
Will be using the song on my radio programme on Thurs 5th November. "On The Road Again"
1000 - 1300 UK time. Click on "Listen Live"
Thanks for your permission.

Eddie


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: Pistachio
Date: 24 Oct 09 - 08:24 AM

Thanks Seamus and Thank you Jim, for such a poignant song.
Tears falling here too.
I remember my Dad,(RN) who had no singing voice, standing proud and mouthing every word at the Armistice Services over the years.

Lest we forget

H.


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: gnu
Date: 24 Oct 09 - 12:07 PM

Nov 11... in my 40 odd years living in New Brunswick, I have only seen a few of those days with good weather. Usually, it's cold with rain and/or snow. A half dozen years ago or so, there was a great debate about continuing to hold the ceremonies at The Cenotaph or in the Coliseum where it's warm and dry.

It ended when one vet wrote a letter to the editor that said, in a nutshell... I slept in a puddle in the cold with a wet blanket and I was damn glad to have the blanket... some didn't. Why should I have to be cold and wet again?

Lest we forget.


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: Ref
Date: 24 Oct 09 - 09:55 PM

That's just beautiful, Jim. I hope you don't mind if I add that to my repertoire. Most Americans don't know that we lost 50,000 in WWI.


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: GUEST,Teribus
Date: 25 Oct 09 - 04:12 AM

Great song I think that Youtube clip will get a great number of plays.

On the 1968 "fact" that eddie1 mentioned, I can remember the Padre at the Remembrance Day Service held after Divisions in 1969 mentioning it.


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: GUEST,Jim Hanlon
Date: 25 Oct 09 - 09:25 AM

Thanks again for the great comments. I'll be sure to listen in on the 5th Eddie.

Jim


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: 3refs
Date: 25 Oct 09 - 10:21 AM

Great song! As are most that treat our Vets with the respect and dignity they so rightly deserve!
I wasn't familiar with the name, but the voice, I was sure I'd heard it before.
Close, but no cigar! I hope Jim Hanlon isn't offended!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyrCm5e32qc


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: GUEST,Jim Hanlon
Date: 25 Oct 09 - 01:04 PM

No offense taken at all. Flattered would be a better word. Love Terry and consider him my friend. One of the hardest working musicians the Maritimes has known.

Thanks
Jim


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: 3refs
Date: 25 Oct 09 - 06:20 PM

Your more than welcome!


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: gnu
Date: 25 Oct 09 - 06:43 PM

Thread drift, but it's worth it.


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: nutty
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 07:01 AM

I put a tune to this poem and sing it every November. It is always very well received.


The Convalescent
by Robert Service

. . . So I walked among the willows very quietly all night;
There was no moon at all, at all; no timid star alight;
There was no light at all, at all; I wint from tree to tree,
And I called him as his mother called, but he nivver answered me.

Oh I called him all the night-time, as I walked the wood alone;
And I listened and I listened, but I nivver heard a moan;
Then I found him at the dawnin', when the sorry sky was red:
I was lookin' for the livin', but I only found the dead.

Sure I know that it was Shamus by the silver cross he wore;
But the bugles they were callin', and I heard the cannon roar.
Oh I had no time to tarry, so I said a little prayer,
And I clasped his hands together, and I left him lyin' there.

Now the birds are singin', singin', and I'm home in Donegal,
And it's Springtime, and I'm thinkin' that I only dreamed it all;
I dreamed about that evil wood, all crowded with its dead,
Where I knelt beside me brother when the battle-dawn was red.

Where I prayed beside me brother ere I wint to fight anew:
Such dreams as these are evil dreams; I can't believe it's true.
Where all is love and laughter, sure it's hard to think of loss . . .
But mother's sayin' nothin', and she clasps ? a silver cross.


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: Beer
Date: 26 Oct 09 - 09:17 AM

Jim,
Your song is very well written indeed. The video is also very well done. However it is your voice that makes it all happen. You have a gifted talent. Good luck in all future endeavors. I will learn this song and sing it around coffee house I hang around in and spread your name(Quebec ).
Beer (adrien)


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: GUEST,Jim Hanlon
Date: 27 Oct 09 - 07:13 AM

Thanks Adrien!!

Jim


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: GUEST,Oz
Date: 27 Oct 09 - 08:25 AM

Jim,

I am glad to see that your music is once again getting the recognition it deserves, tis another classic from a gifted songsmith I have the pleasure of knowing!

Bravo old friend!

Carl


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: KT
Date: 27 Oct 09 - 08:38 AM

That is a wonderful song! Beautifully well-crafted in tune and lyric and one that truly acknowledges and honors and asks that we remember. Thanks, Seamus, for drawing this to our attention, and to you, Jim, for sharing the gift with us all.

KT


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: GUEST,Jim Hanlon
Date: 28 Oct 09 - 11:13 AM

Thanks Carl and KT.

Jim


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: GUEST,Martin
Date: 31 Oct 09 - 08:37 AM

Great song and vid! Makes one think! Well done Mr. Hanlon.

Martin


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: eddie1
Date: 04 Nov 09 - 02:21 AM

Great and rather different version by Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band available here for download.

"When Johnny Comes Marching Home"

Eddie


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: gnu
Date: 10 Nov 09 - 06:07 PM

Lest we forget... at 11AM tomorrow.


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: folk1e
Date: 11 Nov 09 - 06:29 AM

11/11 ........ and a quiet moment!


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: kendall
Date: 11 Nov 09 - 08:38 AM

War. The ultimate failure.

When will they ever learn, oh when will they ever learn...


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 11 Nov 09 - 09:10 AM

Poem 212 of 230: REMEMBER THEM?

Back when we became defenders
    (We have plainly been attackers),
Defenders' blood, sweat and years
    Were paid to keep a good home-way -
A way yet to be part stealth-blown,
    As mass immigration gained-sway
And as we slipped as maintainers.

From http://blogs.myspace.com/walkaboutsverse (e-book)
Or http://walkaboutsverse.sitegoz.com (e-scroll)
(C) David Franks 2003


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: Rapparee
Date: 11 Nov 09 - 11:02 AM

Remember EVERY day. And when the Parliament or Congress or whatever comes around saying, "We just can't afford to care for our veterans" remind them that it was THEY who sent them out, 'cause they sure wouldn't voluntarily walk into Hell. Remind them of missing jaws and traumatically amputated limbs, of blindness and traumatic brain injury, of deafness and PTSD, of the lives ruined on and off the battle field. Then ask them if they can EVER repay the debt.


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Subject: RE: Remembrance Day
From: maeve
Date: 11 Nov 09 - 11:06 AM

Remembering. I am grateful.


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