Jimmie Foyers- new version
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From: GUEST,Julia L
Date: 19 Mar 17 - 01:35 PM
I tried to post this on the established thread
but it didn't post
Just found a version of this from Maine in the Flanders archive, recorded circa 1942. It is listed and sung as the Brave Privateer. It's badly recorded, but I got enough of it to identify it as a variation of Jamie / Jimmy Foyers. In some older versions of the song, he is a "halberdier". Apparently the Maine singer, Jack McNally, heard "privateer" .
There is a reference to "Robert Perry as you stand in campaign"
"I wisht I had some water out of a clear cold well"
The tune is nice
I will post more as I decipher it
YOu can hear it here
It starts at about 30:25