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Lyr Req: The Laddies Who Fought and Won (H Lauder)

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GUEST,Guest 30 Dec 09 - 07:41 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Harry LauderThe Lads Who Fought and Won
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 30 Dec 09 - 07:41 AM

Hello - not strictly that "folkie" I know but this is the only place I could think to ask ...

Looking for full lyric and/or mp3 of Harry Lauder's song "The Lads Who Fought and Won". I've only managed to find one verse and an mp3 of that one verse despite a trawl through likely sites (and countless others).

Any help much appreciated. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Harry LauderThe Lads Who Fought and W
From: autoharper
Date: 30 Dec 09 - 01:59 PM

The Laddies Who Fought and Won

Verse:        
There's a dear old lady, Mother Britain is her name
And she's all the world to me
She's a dear old soul, ever the same
With a heart as big as three

And when trials and troubles are knocking at her door
And the day seems dark and long
Her sons on the land and her sons on the sea
They all join in this song

Chorus:
When the fighting's over and the war is done
And the flags are waving free
When the bells are ringing and the boys are singing
Songs of victory

And when we all gather round the old fireside
And the old mother kisses her son
Oh, the lassies will be loving o'er the laddies
The laddies who fought and won

Verse:
If we all look back on the history of the past
We can just see where we are
We have pledged our work and we will all hold back
'Til the day awakes afar

Until that day comes, let us fight and fight
Let us fight 'til victory's won
We will never give in, we are out to win
To the very last man and gun

-------------------

I cannot remember the composer. Lauder lost a son in WWI. When Malvina Reynolds wrote "We Hate To See Them Go" in the late 1940's, I believe this song may have been part of her inspiration.

-Adam Miller


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Harry LauderThe Lads Who Fought and Won
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 30 Dec 09 - 02:57 PM

You can download an audio copy from archive.org - The Laddies Who Fought And Won

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Harry LauderThe Lads Who Fought and Won
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 30 Dec 09 - 03:00 PM

And the sheet music is available at Levy - here's a direct link to the pdf: The Laddies Who Fought And Won. (right click and Save Target As)

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Harry LauderThe Lads Who Fought and Won
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 30 Dec 09 - 03:20 PM

in the chorus, the line given above as

Oh, the lassies will be loving o'er the laddies

should of course read

A' the lassies will be loving a' the laddies

(All the lassies will be loving all the laddies)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Harry LauderThe Lads Who Fought and W
From: autoharper
Date: 09 Jan 10 - 08:06 PM

Is there anyone out there who still sings this song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Harry LauderThe Lads Who Fought and Won
From: Gutcher
Date: 10 Jan 10 - 07:50 AM

Seem to recollect that Lauder refused to cancel a concert on the
   day after receiving news of the death of his son[1916?]& this
   was one of the songs that he sung at that concert.
                                                    Joe.


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Subject: Lyr Add: LADDIES WHO FOUGHT AND WON (Harry Lauder)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Jan 10 - 11:44 AM

Harry Lauder wrote this song himself. Here is my transcription from the sheet music. I have boldfaced the differences between this and the above version.


THE LADDIES WHO FOUGHT AND WON
Harry Lauder, 1916.

1. There's a dear old lady, Mother Britain is her name,
And she's all the world to me.
She's a dear old soul, always the same,
With a heart as big as three;
And when troubles and trials are knocking at her door,
And the day seems dark and long,
Her sons on the land and her sons on the sea,
They all march to this song:

CHORUS: When the fighting is over and the war is won,
And the flags are waving free,
When the bells are ringing and the boys are singing
Songs in ev'ry key,
When we all gather round the old fireside
And the old mother kisses her son,
A' the lassies will be loving all the laddies,
The laddies who fought and won.

2. We all look back to the hist'ry of the past
That has made us what we are.
We have pledged our word we all shall hold fast,
Be the day away so far;
And till that time comes, let us fight and fight.
Let us fight till vict'ry's won.
We will never give in. We are out to win
To the very last man and gun.


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