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Song ID Req: Shiloh?

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Bob Schwarer phidea@cris.com 05 Jun 97 - 06:19 PM
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Subject: Shiloh?
From: Bob Schwarer phidea@cris.com
Date: 05 Jun 97 - 06:19 PM

I heard a song by John Hartford that I think is titled "Shiloh", though this may not be the correct name. It is basically a fiddle tune with one verse:

I put my napsack on my back, my rifle on my shoulder. I'm going away to Shiloh, There I'll be a soldier. I checked his home page but did not find what I was looking for. Maybe it has a different name.

Any help regarding the correct title and a recorded source will be appreciated.

Bob S.


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Subject: ADD: THE SECESH (SHILOH)-John Hartford recording
From: Gene Graham
Date: 07 Jun 97 - 02:29 PM

Lots of good Civil War songs w/lyrics and quite a bit of historical data on this 1991 Columbia Cassette/CT 48607

THE SECESH (SHILOH) - Recorded by John Hartford - arranged by Howdy Forrester

(Refrain 3x with instrumental breaks)

I'll put my knapsack on my back

My rifle on my shoulder

I'm goin' away to Shiloh

And there I'll be a soldier.

LINER NOTES: John Hartford, who was taught this song by Howdy Forrester, a former fiddle player in Roy Acuff's band, explains that in middle Tennessee the Secessionists were known collectively as "The Secesh" and that it was a demonstration of bravery for men and boys to line up to enlist when there were battles on the scale of SHILOH being waged. Were you man enough to have fought at SHILOH? History records that 24,000 of the 100,000 participants in the Battle of Shiloh were either killed or wounded.


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Subject: RE: Shiloh?
From: Gene Graham
Date: 07 Jun 97 - 02:53 PM

Additional NFO:

1991 Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Ct-48607 (Includes Lyrics And Other Nfo)

Songs: Side 1 / Ashokan Farewell / No More Auction Block for Me / Lincoln & Liberty / Dixie's Land / Boy / Aura Lee / Rebel Soldier / Follow the Drinking Gourd / Battle Hymn of the Republic / When Johnny Comes Marching Home / My Brother Was In the Battle / Yellow Rose of Texas.

Artists: Jay Ungar and Molly Mason / Sweet Honey in the Rock / Ronnie Gilbert / USMA Band / Kathy Mattea / John Hartford / Waylon Jennings / Richie Havens / Judy Collins / USMA Band / Kate & Anna McGarrigle / Hoyt Axton

Songs: Side 2 / Run, Mourner, Run / Give Us a Flag / The Secesh (Shiloh) / Somebody's Darling / An Old Unreconstructed / Vacant Chair / Better Times Are Coming / Lorena / Marching through Georgia / Hard Times Come Again No More / Oh, I'm a Good Old Rebel / When Johnny Comes Marching Home / Taps.

Artists: Sweet Honey in the Rock / Richie Havens / John Hartford / Kathy Mattea / Waylon Jennings / Kathy Mattea / Kate and Anna McGarrigle w/Rufus Wainwright / John Hartford / Jay Ungar & Molly Mason w/Fiddle Fever / Kate and Anna McGarrigle w/Families / Hoyt Axton / Ronnie Gilbert / Sst. Steve Luck.


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Subject: RE: Shiloh?
From: Bob Schwarer
Date: 07 Jun 97 - 03:19 PM

Thanks a heap Gene.Now I'll see if I can find a copy

Bob S.


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Subject: RE: Shiloh?
From: Bob Schwarer
Date: 07 Jun 97 - 04:44 PM

My wife is from middle TN. We went to Shiloh with the kids about 30 years ago. A very impressive place. One of the boys burned his butt by straddling a hot cannon. I don't know if you have the freedom to roam the site like we did those many years ago.

Bob S.


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Subject: RE: Shiloh?
From: Gene
Date: 03 Sep 97 - 11:55 AM

Refresh Post!


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Subject: RE: Shiloh?
From: GUEST,Wildcard Bob
Date: 05 Sep 08 - 04:49 PM

I'd like to find the chords or sheet music to Secesh (Shiloh).
Any help out yonder?


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Subject: RE: Song ID Req: Shiloh?
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Jan 13 - 04:25 PM

Did anyone ever find the sheet music for the Secesh (Shiloh)???
John Harford rocked this song and not a peep anywhere on the internet on how to get the sheet music. Anyone ? Anyone ? Please post if you got it. Thanks, from Canada.


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Subject: RE: Song ID Req: Shiloh?
From: GUEST,Lighter
Date: 29 Jan 13 - 07:32 PM

I've never heard Hartford's version, but there's one in Irwin Silber's "Songs of the Civil War" complete with music and additional verses.

Wayne Erbsen recorded it on his album "Ballads and Songs of the Civil War." You can hear a sample:

http://www.nativeground.com/MP3s/SouthernSoldier.mp3

The CD (or just the song) is easy to get online.


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Subject: RE: Song ID Req: Shiloh?
From: MissouriMud
Date: 30 Jan 13 - 02:52 PM

Here is the site someone made on YouTube for Hartford's Version.   Don't know where you can get sheet music for it but the tune is fairly simple - A and B parts - only sings occasionally the one verse on the A part.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_qvXmNo18I


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Subject: RE: Song ID Req: Shiloh?
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 30 Jan 13 - 03:33 PM

The Beers family did one that went swing low my Shiro weep no more for me the green grass of Shiloh is growing over thee..The earth is thy sweet ?? the soft wind is thy song....blow on you all day long.


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Subject: RE: Song ID Req: Shiloh?
From: GUEST,Lighter
Date: 30 Jan 13 - 03:58 PM

The original song didn't mention Shiloh. There's even a version from the Mexican War.


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