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The Cruel War

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CRUEL WAR
THE WARFARE IS RAGING


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Vond 0017@aol.com 20 Nov 97 - 11:26 AM
Martin Ryan 20 Nov 97 - 11:56 AM
Jaxon 20 Nov 97 - 04:24 PM
Gene 20 Nov 97 - 06:27 PM
Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca 22 Nov 97 - 07:48 PM
GUEST,G. Down 06 Jun 15 - 01:11 AM
BB 06 Jun 15 - 03:00 PM
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Subject: The Cruel War
From: Vond 0017@aol.com
Date: 20 Nov 97 - 11:26 AM

Thank you to everyone responsible for this site.

I searched for this song in the data base and was very surprised not to find it. My high school sweetheart and her brother were avid folk preformers at a local coffee house (1967). This song her and I sang at school in a talent contest. She would have won had it not been for my lack of ability in vocals.

The words as I remember

The Cruel war is raging and Jonny has to fight I want to be with him from morning till night I want to be with him it greves my heart so Won't you let me go with you No my love no

Tomarrow is Sunday and Monday is the day That your Capitan will call you and you must obey Yoour Capitan will call you it greves my heart so Won't you let me go with you No my love no

I'll tie back my hair Men's clouthing I'll put on I'll pass as your comrad as we march along I'll pass as your commrad it greves my heart so Won't you let me go with you No my love no

Jonny Oh Jonny I feel you are unkind I love you for better than all of man kind I love you for better than words can ere express Won't you let me go with you Yes my love Yes -------------------------------------------------

I apologise for the spelling and I am sure it is only close. Joan Biez may have done it originally.

Thank's Gary Curren


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Subject: RE: The Cruel War
From: Martin Ryan
Date: 20 Nov 97 - 11:56 AM

Welcome!

It's in the DT alright - search on "cruel war"

Regards


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Subject: RE: The Cruel War
From: Jaxon
Date: 20 Nov 97 - 04:24 PM

Try OLGA under Peter, Paul & Mary.


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Subject: RE: The Cruel War
From: Gene
Date: 20 Nov 97 - 06:27 PM

In the words of the LATE Howard Cosell...you will be inundated with a PLETHORA of Civil War songs at: http://www.pcola.gulf.net/~vbraun/flastar/hotlist.html


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Subject: RE: The Cruel War
From: Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca
Date: 22 Nov 97 - 07:48 PM

Valdy, the Canadian singer, did this in a different version. I remember one of the lines was "or like ale without foam", a depressing image if ever there was one.

Another one was "Johnny, O dear Johnny, I do fear for your life'


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Subject: RE: The Cruel War
From: GUEST,G. Down
Date: 06 Jun 15 - 01:11 AM

Last line
Oh Jenny, Oh Jenny
It grieves my heart so.
When you ask to come with me,
I should have said no
I should have said no,dear
To your desire and mine
But instead, I said yes,dear
And now you have died.

What version is this?


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Subject: RE: The Cruel War
From: BB
Date: 06 Jun 15 - 03:00 PM

One of the first folk records I ever bought was Peggy Seeger singing it. That would have been in about '67.


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