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Req: 'All the young men...'-Anthem of the Rainbow

Phil Edwards 01 Feb 13 - 03:27 AM
Backwoodsman 01 Feb 13 - 04:15 AM
Phil Edwards 01 Feb 13 - 04:35 AM
Phil Edwards 01 Feb 13 - 12:43 PM
Phil Edwards 04 Feb 13 - 10:01 AM
GUEST,leeneia 04 Feb 13 - 10:13 AM
GUEST,ketchdana 04 Feb 13 - 10:40 AM
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oldhippie 04 Feb 13 - 04:38 PM
Phil Edwards 04 Feb 13 - 06:20 PM
GUEST,999 04 Feb 13 - 06:34 PM
Joe Offer 05 Feb 13 - 04:06 AM
Phil Edwards 05 Feb 13 - 05:22 AM
GUEST,999 05 Feb 13 - 07:41 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: 'All the young men...'
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 01 Feb 13 - 03:27 AM

I fancied learning a song that begins

"All the young men are going for soldiers"

but I can't find it anywhere, & can't remember any more than the first line. I've heard it many times & I'm sure it's well-known, but I can't find it anywhere. Presumably I'm muddling the lyrics somehow. (Is it "All the young boys"? "All of the boys"? "Going for sailors"? "Have gone for a soldier"?) Help!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'All the young men...'
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 01 Feb 13 - 04:15 AM

Is it this one?...........All The Fine Young Men - Eric Bogle & John Munro


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'All the young men...'
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 01 Feb 13 - 04:35 AM

Nope. It's got a slow tune with a kind of draggy lilt, a slow 6/8 or 6/4. A bit like Crawling and Creeping/The Snoring Maid/Pretty Polly.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'All the young men...'
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 01 Feb 13 - 12:43 PM

Bump - somebody must have heard it! Les?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'All the young men...'
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 04 Feb 13 - 10:01 AM

Bueller? Anyone?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'All the young men...'
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 04 Feb 13 - 10:13 AM

I remember a scrap of a song I heard on the radio in the 1960's, maybe. It used the tune of "All My Trials" and had the words

All the sad young men,
goin, goin home again.

The singers were males, and their style was polished. Could have been the Four Lads or a similar group. I searched for the song, couldn't find it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'All the young men...'
From: GUEST,ketchdana
Date: 04 Feb 13 - 10:40 AM

"Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" -- perhaps?

In the DT and numerous threads.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'All the young men...'
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Feb 13 - 01:04 PM

All the young fellows have gone to the city
All the young fellows have gone to the town?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'All the young men...'
From: oldhippie
Date: 04 Feb 13 - 04:38 PM

The first line lyric isn't what's given, but could it be "Anthem of the Rainbow" Odetta?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'All the young men...'
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 04 Feb 13 - 06:20 PM

GUEST - I wonder if that was what I was misremembering. Right melody, right kind of words, just no war reference. Ta!


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Subject: ADD: Anthem of the Rainbow
From: GUEST,999
Date: 04 Feb 13 - 06:34 PM

Anthem of the Rainbow lyrics re oldhippie's post.

ANTHEM OF THE RAINBOW

If all the grasses are yellow
Then what color are the tears
That are shed for all the young fellows
In the armies along the frontiers

If all the grasses are purple
Then what color is the sky
Under which young men are marching
For none know the reason why

Once you dressed in the colors of flowers
Now you dress in black
And look out your window for hours
For the men to come marching back

Well what if the poppies are orange?
And what if roses are red?
What cares a girl for flowers
When the one she loves is dead?

If all the rivers are golden
Silver, the color of rain
When shall a maid and her soldier
Feel lovers' warmth again?

For what does it matter
If October leaves are brown
If your love since last September
Has been sleeping 'neath the ground

If all the grasses are yellow
Then what color are the tears
That are shed for all the young fellows
In the armies along the frontiers


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'All the young men...'
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Feb 13 - 04:06 AM

There's a recording of this song by Odetta here (click)

Anybody know the songwriter name?

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Req: 'All the young men...'-Anthem of the Rainbow
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 05 Feb 13 - 05:22 AM

For clarity, I've never heard "Anthem of the Rainbow" and certainly wasn't asking about it. I think I misremembered Graeme Miles's "Drift from the land" (All the young fellows have gone to the city/All the young fellows have gone to the town).


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Subject: RE: Req: 'All the young men...'-Anthem of the Rainbow
From: GUEST,999
Date: 05 Feb 13 - 07:41 AM

Phil, do you have what you need then?

##############################################

Joe,

ANTHEM OF THE RAINBOW
Forest Tollis and Robert Cosbey Jr

from the following thread:

See post by Richard Bridge.

Date: 15 Oct 06 - 12:39 PM


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Subject: RE: Req: 'All the young men...'-Anthem of the Rainbow
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 05 Feb 13 - 12:55 PM

Yep.


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Subject: RE: Req: 'All the young men...'-Anthem of the Rainbow
From: GUEST,999
Date: 05 Feb 13 - 01:43 PM

Ta.


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