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Origins: 'from the ancient city of Prague'

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WIFE OF A SOLDIER


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Subject: Origins: 'from the ancient city of Prague'
From: MickyMan
Date: 10 Jul 10 - 11:12 AM

My wife and I have spent the last 40 minutes looking up a song by some female folk group that did a song with this phrase. Please help us! It is most certainly Brecht and Weill's "The Ballad Of The Soldier's Wife" which is done by by Marianne Faithfull here on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8E8o_phubY .... but it was harmonized beautifully by a women's coffee house type harmony group. Did "Huxtable, Christiansen And Hood" or "Voices" do this one?


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Subject: RE: Origins: 'from the ancient city of Prague'
From: Noreen
Date: 10 Jul 10 - 11:32 AM

So, what is it you want? The words (English or German?) or a particular recording?

WIFE OF A SOLDIER in the DT


Also, see this thread: Lyr Req: Wife of a Soldier (Brecht)


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Subject: RE: Origins: 'from the ancient city of Prague'
From: Noreen
Date: 10 Jul 10 - 11:35 AM

And if you want the particular group's version, perhaps tell us where you heard it? Recently or years ago? On the radio or a recording or live?

It might help!

:)


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Subject: RE: Origins: 'from the ancient city of Prague'
From: MickyMan
Date: 10 Jul 10 - 01:19 PM

Jackpot!   Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! The group "County Down" was listed at the bottom of the words in the DT. I never searched under "Wife Of The Soldier" We used to have that album. It was excellent!
We were going crazy!


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Subject: RE: Origins: 'from the ancient city of Prague'
From: Noreen
Date: 10 Jul 10 - 02:49 PM

*grin*
glad to be of service!
My favourite version is by Sean Cannon which was on his 'Woes of War' tape (!)
prob not as pretty as your version, but hard hitting.


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Subject: RE: Origins: 'from the ancient city of Prague'
From: Brian May
Date: 10 Jul 10 - 06:13 PM

Didn't Maddy Prior do that one too?


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Subject: RE: Origins: 'from the ancient city of Prague'
From: Dave MacKenzie
Date: 10 Jul 10 - 06:22 PM

And Martin Carthy.

There are several musical settings - Kurt Weill, Hanns Eisler and Mischa Spoliansky amongst others.


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Subject: RE: Origins: 'from the ancient city of Prague'
From: Emma B
Date: 10 Jul 10 - 06:51 PM

I have a 'brooding' version by p j harvey on a CD of Kurt Weill songs by a variety of performers including Elvis Costello, Lotte Lenya and Brecht himself

September Songs


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Subject: RE: Origins: 'from the ancient city of Prague'
From: reynard
Date: 02 Jun 11 - 06:53 AM

P.J. Harvey has a number of beautiful performances of this on Youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=p+j+harvey+soldier+wife&aq=f


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