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Lyr Req: Young men and soldiers, 1914

GUEST,Jeremy 13 Aug 01 - 05:11 PM
Sorcha 13 Aug 01 - 05:59 PM
nutty 13 Aug 01 - 06:10 PM
Paul from Hull 13 Aug 01 - 06:23 PM
Gareth 13 Aug 01 - 06:48 PM
Jim Dixon 30 Jan 02 - 10:07 PM
masato sakurai 31 Jan 02 - 08:51 AM
phil h 31 Jan 02 - 06:13 PM
GUEST,Ken 30 Mar 13 - 09:12 PM
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Subject: Young men and soldiers, 1914
From: GUEST,Jeremy
Date: 13 Aug 01 - 05:11 PM

Can't remember when or by whom, but I would guess written in the sixties. A war protest song, unaccompanied for four voices. Thanks in advance.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Young men and soldiers, 1914
From: Sorcha
Date: 13 Aug 01 - 05:59 PM

This must be it, or part of it anyway. The website was really weird--Japanese and Java or something else weird.The grammer isn't right so I think it has been translated into Japanese then back to English...

Children of Crusade

Young men and soldiers 1914
marching thru coutries they've never seen.
virgin wtih rifles the game of charade
all for youn mens betrayed.
Pawn in the game are not victims of chance or stroll on
the field of belgium and france puppies for young man
death bitter betrayed all are those young live betrayed.
¡¡The children of england would never be slaves
They were trapped on the wire and dying waves
The flower of england face down of the mud and staining
in the blood of whole generation.

Copulent Generals safe behind lines history's lesson
drawn in red wines
Puppies for young men death bitter betrayed
All are those yound lives betrayed,
All for the children's crusade....

From:http://www.geocities.co.jp/Berkeley/9423/shikounotane-3.html (here)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Young men and soldiers, 1914
From: nutty
Date: 13 Aug 01 - 06:10 PM

I know this song has been recorded by Billy Bragg


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Young men and soldiers, 1914
From: Paul from Hull
Date: 13 Aug 01 - 06:23 PM

I havent actually checked any sources for it, but I'm 99.9% sure the song was written by STING... there is an analogy drawn in the song between WW1 & its Poppies, & modern Britain & the HEROIN problem... I recall a verse referring to London, 1989, & the line "Fixing in doorways....etc"

Hope this has been some help....I'll try & look up some more details if I get time...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Young men and soldiers, 1914
From: Gareth
Date: 13 Aug 01 - 06:48 PM

BTW -

The Poetry of Sassoon, Owen, and Graves sumates this quite well, and as books go C S Forester's "The General" is more susinct than any.


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Subject: Lyr Add: CHILDREN'S CRUSADE (Sting)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 30 Jan 02 - 10:07 PM

The text given above is simply full of mistakes. I suspect it was an experiment in computer voice recognition! *G*

CHILDREN'S CRUSADE
(Sting)

Young men and soldiers, nineteen fourteen.
Marching through countries they'd never seen,
Virgins with rifles, a game of charades,
All for a children's crusade.

Pawns in the game are not victims of chance,
Strewn on the fields of Belgium and France.
Poppies for young men, death's bitter trade,
All of those young lives betrayed.

CHO: The children of England would never be slaves.
They're trapped on the wire and dying in waves,
The Flower of England face down in the mud,
And stained in the blood of a whole generation.

Corpulent generals safe behind lines,
History's lessons drowned in red wine,
Poppies for young men, death's bitter trade,
All of those young lives betrayed,
All for a children's crusade.

Midnight in Soho nineteen eighty-four
Fixing in doorways, opium slaves.
Poppies for young men, death's bitter trade,
All of those young lives betrayed,
All for a children's crusade.

[Recorded by Sting on "The Dream of the Blue Turtles"]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Young men and soldiers, 1914
From: masato sakurai
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 08:51 AM

The page Sorcha linked to above is written in Japanese. Code shift to JIS is necessary. The text is about the war in Chechnya, with "Children of Crusade" [sic] attached. The owner of the site says it is Sting's song.
~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Young men and soldiers, 1914
From: phil h
Date: 31 Jan 02 - 06:13 PM

The 4 part harmony version you remember must be the one recorded by Swan Arcade in 1987. Recently re released by fellside (www.felside.com) on 'round again'. checkout the versions of the Kinks' 'Lola' and Elvis Costello's 'shipbuilding'. Some great trad material too and wonderful harmonies.

Phil


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Young men and soldiers, 1914
From: GUEST,Ken
Date: 30 Mar 13 - 09:12 PM

That's correct


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