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 Post subject: Old Historical Songs
PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:40 pm 
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DD has homework to find some historical songs that are well known and popular. I haven't got a clue...

HELP?

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:52 pm 
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depends what era they are meant to be from?

Elizabethan might be Greensleeves,
Plague - ring a ring of roses
Edwardian Music Hall- Lambeth walk.
War time songs - White Cliffs of Dover, Hang out the washing on the Siegfried Line, Run Rabbit Run, Red White and Blue etc


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:59 pm 
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Thank you hermanmunster, I think any era will do, there are no particular restrictions.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:12 pm 
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How about some of the war time songs? Lots of these are really well known (well to my grandparents I mean of course :) )

We'll Meet Again
(There'll be Bluebirds over) The White Cliffs of Dover
There'll always be an England
It's a long way to Tipperary
Pack up your Troubles
The Siegfried Line (we're going to hang out the washing)
When the lights go on again (all over the world)
Kiss me Goodnight Sergeant Major!


There are also lots of other songs based on old tunes or poems - such as:

Auld Lang Syne
Rule Britannia
Jerusalem

And local historical songs based on folk lore and stories - eg

When the Boat Comes in!
The Lambton Worm
The Blaydon Races

(I'm from the North as you can probably tell :lol: , but am sure ther must be others from other regions!)

Hope this may help!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:30 pm 
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A number of nursery rhymes is.
http://www.rhymes.org.uk/nursery-rhyme.htm


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on ilkley moor ..

Doing The Lambeth Walk

Amazing Grace


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:47 pm 
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reckon WW2 has got the best selection - and plenty of sound recordings on t'internet!

mind you ilkla moor bah t'at is a good one


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http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/stories/59/a6963159.shtml


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:56 pm 
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Oh - you've set me off thinking now!!! :lol:

Do these need to be UK/English? There are some US songs which are well known and popular..

When Johnny comes marching home
The Battle Hymn of the Republic (Glory, Glory Hallelujah)
John Brown's Body
Yankee Doodle
Clementine (Oh my darling)
Blowing in the Wind (protest song of course - currently on a TV advert)
God Bless America


Irish Songs:

The Mountains of Mourne
Danny Boy
Sweet Rosie O'Grady
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
The Wild Rover


Welsh - All Through The Night (Ar hyd a nos)

Scotland - Speed Bonny Boat (the Skye Boat Song)

Australia - Waltzing Matilda


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:03 pm 
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try youtube - there are loads!!!

Just listening to "Bless 'em all" .... we had rather different words to it at school..

There's also white cliffs / always be an england / land of hope and glory...

and a splendid "hang out the washing" which is just a film of a 78 on a Dansette.....



.. youv'e done it now - I'll be remniscing all evening, well between work that is!!!


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