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Lyr Req: Lightfoot- Sinking of Belgrano

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Q (Frank Staplin) 16 Feb 12 - 02:43 PM
pdq 16 Feb 12 - 03:38 PM
GUEST,999 16 Feb 12 - 03:45 PM
McGrath of Harlow 16 Feb 12 - 03:57 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 16 Feb 12 - 04:33 PM
GUEST,Ebor_Fiddler 16 Feb 12 - 05:45 PM
GUEST,Tunesmith 17 Feb 12 - 01:14 PM
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John MacKenzie 18 Feb 12 - 07:57 AM
GUEST,Tunesmith 18 Feb 12 - 09:08 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Lightfoot- Sinking of Belgrano
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 16 Feb 12 - 02:43 PM

Lyrics of this Gordon Lightfoot song would be appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lightfoot- Sinking of Belgrano
From: pdq
Date: 16 Feb 12 - 03:38 PM

The General Belgrano
                                    by David Childers

Coming 'round ol' Cape Horn, the General Belgrano
rolling up to do some damage, sailing through the mist of a religion
out of the water came a round house punch, a British submarine torpedo
In the cold south Atlantic, gonna make the sharks happy
the General, the General, The General Belgrano
Going down with the propeller still turning, The General Belgrano....

{same subject, at least}


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lightfoot- Sinking of Belgrano
From: GUEST,999
Date: 16 Feb 12 - 03:45 PM

I ain't finding a thing, Q. The boat was called the General Belgrano if you refer to the Argentinian boat from the Falklands War, but that didn't help in the search. Also, for people searching, don't bother with anything before 1982.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lightfoot- Sinking of Belgrano
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 16 Feb 12 - 03:57 PM

No such song I suspect. Confusion might arise because sites about famous sinkings tend to include both the Belgrano and the Edmund Fitzgerald, with a note about Gordon Lightfoot's song about the latter - and both tend to turn up together in abbreviated Google search headings - for example:

FAMOUS SHIPWRECKS WORLDWIDE
www.shipwreckexpo.com/famousshipwrecks.htm
Thanks to the popular 1976 song by singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, the story of the ... The sinking of the warship Belgrano is one of the most dramatic and ...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lightfoot- Sinking of Belgrano
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 16 Feb 12 - 04:33 PM

McGrath, you are correct. No such song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lightfoot- Sinking of Belgrano
From: GUEST,Ebor_Fiddler
Date: 16 Feb 12 - 05:45 PM

Seriously, I have never been able to understand the fuss made about sinking "The General Belgrano". There was a war on and it was a warship on the other side. Hence it was a legitimate target.

I think "The Sun" headline "Gotcha" particularly tasteless, as is the Childers' song quoted above, but the excuse that it was sailing away from the invaded islands did not render it harmless.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lightfoot- Sinking of Belgrano
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 17 Feb 12 - 01:14 PM

Ebor_Fiddler, I'd be surprised if you don't get a few posters disagreeing with you over that!
Including me!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lightfoot- Sinking of Belgrano
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 17 Feb 12 - 01:22 PM

What direction was the Graf Spee going in? Oh and don't forget the Scharnhorst or the Tirpitz.
Would it have helped if Churchill was PM at the time of the Belgrano, rather than Thatcher?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lightfoot- Sinking of Belgrano
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 17 Feb 12 - 01:30 PM

Ask for a song and get codswallop. Thanks, McGrath and 999, for keeping to the question.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lightfoot- Sinking of Belgrano
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 18 Feb 12 - 02:43 AM

There is no excuse for the sinking of the Belgrano.
The British created an exclusion zone around the Falklands and said anything inside the zone could be attacked.
The Belgrano was OUTSIDE the exclusion AND heading away from the Falklands when she was sunk!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lightfoot- Sinking of Belgrano
From: Dead Horse
Date: 18 Feb 12 - 06:32 AM

Lets keep the argument going eh?
I wonder how long this thread can be kept wandering AFTER the original question was answered?
Be good if we can stretch it to the Boer War, Canada, Boxer Rebellion etc.
Bung in some furry little animals and a few conspiracy theories for good measure too.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lightfoot- Sinking of Belgrano
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 18 Feb 12 - 07:57 AM

Don't forget the bus strike ;-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lightfoot- Sinking of Belgrano
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 18 Feb 12 - 09:08 AM

Here's a task for your little minds!
Check back and see how many previous topics have wandered away from their original trust!
That's what happens naturally in conversation - or hadn't you noticed?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lightfoot- Sinking of Belgrano
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 18 Feb 12 - 10:11 AM

I'm not a pedant plucker
I'm a pedant plucker's son.
I hate thos plucking pedants
But they never will be done.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lightfoot- Sinking of Belgrano
From: GUEST,Chongo Chimp
Date: 18 Feb 12 - 10:25 PM

Dead Horse - Underground organizations of hamsters and moles are plannin' on infiltratin' Buckingham Palace and assaultin' the Royals! Who is behind this vicious conspiracy? I'm bettin' it's either MUFFIN (the assassination bureau of the Liechtenstein Secret Service) or the IRA...or both!

- Chongo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lightfoot- Sinking of Belgrano
From: Allen in Oz
Date: 19 Feb 12 - 04:29 PM

I have not heard of the song mentioned but I understand that the Belgrano was in fact originally a British or American ship which survived the Pearl Harbour bombing in 1941 and was sold to Argentina after the war and renamed . But I could be wrong ...I was once in 1958 I think

Best wishes

AD


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lightfoot- Sinking of Belgrano
From: pdq
Date: 19 Feb 12 - 10:23 PM

It was once the USS Phoenix and survived Pearl Harbor.

It was sold to Argentina in 1951.


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