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Lyr Req: Flanders Tommy (Mick Ryan)

Shanty Kees 11 Nov 01 - 12:48 PM
GUEST,Kernow John 11 Nov 01 - 02:38 PM
GUEST,Kernow John 11 Nov 01 - 02:47 PM
nutty 11 Nov 01 - 03:29 PM
GUEST,Shanty Kees 12 Nov 01 - 12:54 PM
GUEST,John Prentice 14 Nov 01 - 04:30 AM
Robin from Somerset 10 Aug 14 - 12:40 PM
GUEST 11 Aug 14 - 11:10 AM
GUEST,Eric 19 Aug 14 - 08:54 AM
GUEST,Freebird 21 Aug 14 - 09:14 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Flanders Tommy by Mick Ryan
From: Shanty Kees
Date: 11 Nov 01 - 12:48 PM

Can anybody help me to the words of "Flanders Tommy" by Mick Ryan. I have it on a tape by John Prentice but as English is not my native tongue I miss one or two words. Thanks in advance for your help.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Flanders Tommy by Mick Ryan
From: GUEST,Kernow John
Date: 11 Nov 01 - 02:38 PM

Marion has these somewhere I'll post them later.
KJ


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Subject: Lyr Add: FLANDERS TOMMY (Mick Ryan)
From: GUEST,Kernow John
Date: 11 Nov 01 - 02:47 PM

FLANDERS TOMMY
Mick Ryan

Come, come to Flanders, Tommy, come, come to France
Kitchener commands us Tommy, come join the dance.
Come, come beat the drum lad, hear the music play
Come, son take up your gun and march, march away
Come, son take up your gun and march, march away

The girls will wave and cheer us Tommy, come, come to France
The enemy will fear us Tommy, come join the dance.
Come, come beat the drum lad, hear the music play
Come, son take up your gun and march, march away
Come, son take up your gun and march, march away

They'll march us and brass band us Tommy, come, come to France
Who knows where they'll land us Tommy, come join the dance.
Come, come beat the drum lad, hear the music play
Come, son take up your gun and march, march away
Come, son take up your gun and march, march away

Bayonets and barbed wire Tommy, come, come to France
Trenches and shell fire Tommy, come join the dance.
Come, come beat the drum lad, hear the music play
Come, son take up your gun and march, march away
Come, son take up your gun and march, march away

We heard this by a group called Hen Party and Marion learned it from them. I believe One of the group took part in the show written by Mick Ryan so they should be fairly close to the original.

KJ

Hope I've done better this time Joe. you gave me a flea in the ear for my last set of lyrics *BG*


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Flanders Tommy by Mick Ryan
From: nutty
Date: 11 Nov 01 - 03:29 PM

You are right John .... it's Sarah Morgan who is a member of Hen Party . She collaborated with Mick on the project ALL IN A DAYS WORK which is where the song comes from.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Flanders Tommy by Mick Ryan
From: GUEST,Shanty Kees
Date: 12 Nov 01 - 12:54 PM

John,

Thank you very much for your help. I'll now be able to sing the whole song. Thanks again,

Kees


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Subject: Lyr Add: FLANDERS TOMMY (Mick Ryan)
From: GUEST,John Prentice
Date: 14 Nov 01 - 04:30 AM

These are the words I used on my album. They were taken from one of Mick's albums. I realise that they are not the words used in the show, but Mick often changes the lyrics and so there may be more than one version of the song.

FLANDERS TOMMY

Come, come to Flanders Tommy, come, come to France
Kitchener commands us Tommy, come join the dance
Come, come beat the drum lad, hear the bugle play
Come, son, take up your gun and march, march away
Come, son, take up your gun and march, march away

Come, come to Flanders Tommy,
Who knows where they'll land us Tommy,

Smack down in the battle, Tommy,
Driven on like cattle Tommy,

Trenches and shellfire, Tommy,
Bayonets and barbed wire, Tommy,

Drowning in the mire, Tommy,
Bodies piling higher, Tommy,

The girls`ll wave and cheer us, Tommy,
The enemy`ll fear us, Tommy,

Come, come to Flanders Tommy, come, come to France
Kitchener commands us Tommy, come join the dance
Come, come beat the drum lad, hear the bugle play
Come, son, take up your gun and march, march away
Come, son, take up your gun and march, march away

HTML line breaks added --JoeClone, 27-Nov-01.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Flanders Tommy (Mick Ryan)
From: Robin from Somerset
Date: 10 Aug 14 - 12:40 PM

Has anyone got the tune for this? It is an ideal song to sing for the centenary of WW1

Thanks

Robin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Flanders Tommy (Mick Ryan)
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Aug 14 - 11:10 AM

http://www.amazon.com/Flanders-Tommy/dp/B00LIKJXBS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Flanders Tommy (Mick Ryan)
From: GUEST,Eric
Date: 19 Aug 14 - 08:54 AM

It is on Carolyn Robson's album Dawn Chorus - a search might find a site which allows a listen to an mp3 clip if you do not want to get the full album.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Flanders Tommy (Mick Ryan)
From: GUEST,Freebird
Date: 21 Aug 14 - 09:14 AM

When is the 'folk world' (folk world or,at least only mudcat going to realise what a genius Mick Ryan is, as a singer and writer. I Remember in the seventies, how he was always called the folk scene's most underrated singer. That is really annoying and ridiculous and he needs more journalistic.. and (normal people) recognition.


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Subject: Lyr Add: FLANDERS TOMMY (Mick Ryan)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 22 Aug 14 - 11:30 PM

Here's how the song appears on the official album of the musical. The song comes in two parts. The first part comes after an opening poem "It's All in a Day's Work" which begins: "The great Duke of Wellington, great British hero,/Stood on the ramparts and stared out to sea...." The second part comes later in the album, as cut 13 of 23. I heard it on Spotify:


FLANDERS TOMMY
Written by Mick Ryan
As sung by Pete Morton, Paul Downes, Greg Russell, and Maggie Boyle on "A Day's Work" (WildGoose, 2014).

PART 1

1. Come, come to Flanders, Tommy.
Come, come to France.
Follow your commanders, Tommy.
Come join the dance.

CHORUS: Come, come beat the drum, lad; hear the music play.
Come, son; take up your gun and march, march away.
Come, son; take up your gun and march, march away.

2. The girls will wave and cheer us, Tommy....
The enemy will fear us, Tommy.... CHORUS

3. Come, come to Flanders, Tommy....
They'll march us and brass-band us, Tommy.... CHORUS

PART 2

4. Come, come to battle, Tommy....
Driven on like cattle, Tommy.... CHORUS

5. Bayonets and barbed wire, Tommy
Trenches and shellfire, Tommy.... CHORUS

6. Drowning in the mire, Tommy....
Bodies piling higher, Tommy.... CHORUS


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