Posted by Little Rich on 11/12/2017, 9:41 pm, in reply to "Remembrance/Veterans"
I'm an ex-Air Force man myself, Earl. That said, I did play Waltzing Matilda at my radio show this past Friday afternoon. It was worth at least a couple of tissues. It is an appropriate song for Vets. A number of artists have covered that song, including The Bushwackers. My copy is from The Pogues. Yes, when have we had enough war?! |
: As a karaoke host, I rarely insert myself into
: the rotation but last evening being
: Remembrance Day, and since I'm also ex-RCN
: (Royal Canadian Navy), I decided to sing
: Eric Bogle's "And The Band Played
: Waltzing Matilda" in honour of our
: Remembrance Day(Veterans Day in USA)
: I actually made it all the way through the
: song, but not without a certain amount of
: If you're not familiar with the song... I
: think it's also done by The Bushwackers...
: I'd simply ask that you give it a listen
: when you get the opportunity.
: There's a part at the end where the young
: people ask "What are they marching
: for?" and the narrator replies
: "and I ask myself the same
: question"... It's a heartbreaking
: commentary, and pretty-much sums up the
: futility of war.
: Ron: Please remove if this isn't appropriate
: for the Oldies board.