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Irish Song in 'We Were Soldiers'?

GUEST,Beth 10 Apr 02 - 09:45 AM
Paddy Plastique 10 Apr 02 - 10:14 AM
IanC 10 Apr 02 - 10:17 AM
GUEST,me 13 Aug 09 - 11:11 AM
Commander Crabbe 13 Aug 09 - 08:23 PM
Commander Crabbe 13 Aug 09 - 08:29 PM
Maryrrf 13 Aug 09 - 08:30 PM
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Subject: Irish Song in 'We Were Soldiers'?
From: GUEST,Beth
Date: 10 Apr 02 - 09:45 AM

I just saw the new Mel Gibson movie "We Were Soldiers" and was intrigued by the Irish sounding song sung during the battle. Does anyone know where I can find the words, tune, etc.? I thought that it must be "Garry Owen" but I couldn't find any lyrics that matched, nor do I know the tune! Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks, Beth


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Subject: RE: Irish Song in 'We Were Soldiers'?
From: Paddy Plastique
Date: 10 Apr 02 - 10:14 AM

Here's lyrics usually sung to GARRYOWEN from the DT : DT Version
Is this the one from the film ??


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Subject: RE: Irish Song in 'We Were Soldiers'?
From: IanC
Date: 10 Apr 02 - 10:17 AM

Beth

Not being a bloke's name, Garryowen is all one word.

Cheers!
Ian


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Subject: RE: Irish Song in 'We Were Soldiers'?
From: GUEST,me
Date: 13 Aug 09 - 11:11 AM

the song is called 'Sgt. MacKenzie' look it up on wikipeadia


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Subject: RE: Irish Song in 'We Were Soldiers'?
From: Commander Crabbe
Date: 13 Aug 09 - 08:23 PM

As guest me says the song is "Sergeant MacKenzie" by "Clann An Drumma" (Children of the Drum) and I believe was written by Joe Kilna MacKenzie. I think it was about one of his relatives during killed World War 2.

www.clannandrumma.com

I have the words on paper if you can't find them on the net.

CC


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Subject: RE: Irish Song in 'We Were Soldiers'?
From: Commander Crabbe
Date: 13 Aug 09 - 08:29 PM

Sergeant Mackenzie
(Joe Kilna MacKenzie)

Scots Tongue

Lay me doon in the caul caul groon
Whaur afore monie mair huv gaun
Lay me doon in the caul caul groon
Whaur afore monie mair huv gaun

When they come a wull staun ma groon
Staun ma groon al nae be afraid

Thoughts awe hame tak awa ma fear
Sweat an bluid hide ma veil awe tears

Ains a year say a prayer faur me
Close yir een an remember me

Nair mair shall a see the sun
For a fell tae a Germans gun

Lay me doon in the caul caul groon
Whaur afore monie mair huv gaun
Lay me doon in the caul caul groon
Whaur afore monie mair huv gaun

Whaur afore monie mair huv gaun

English Translation

Lay me down in the cold cold ground
Where before many more have gone
Lay me down in the cold cold ground
Where before many more have gone

When they come I will stand my ground
Stand my ground I'll not be afraid

Thoughts of home take away my fear
Sweat and blood hide my veil of tears

Once a year say a prayer for me
Close your eyes and remember me

Never more shall I see the sun
For I fell to a Germans gun

Lay me down in the cold cold ground
Where before many more have gone
Lay me down in the cold cold ground
Where before many more have gone

Where before many more have gone

CC

(And it was world war 1 not 2 the story is on the website)


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Subject: RE: Irish Song in 'We Were Soldiers'?
From: Maryrrf
Date: 13 Aug 09 - 08:30 PM

Here's a link with the lyrics and story behind the song http://www.clannandrumma.com/clan/the_band/sgt.aspx


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