Armistice day: folk song

by Richard on November 11, 2010

If You Want To See The General.

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Chris H 11.11.10 at 8:03 pm

Chumbawumba do a good version as well, a bit less doleful than that one.


fat prophet 11.11.10 at 8:05 pm

Wow I wonder if we could learn that for tomorrow night!


fat prophet 11.11.10 at 9:05 pm

We will be singing this song at Crystal Folk Club, Blackheath tomorrow night - acappella of course - wish I had the concertina and could play it so hauntingly.


Richard 11.11.10 at 9:23 pm

I really wish I could come. But if I’ve given you a song, I suppose a little bit of me will be going with you. ;) Does anyone make recordings at these things? I’d love to hear it.


fat prophet 11.11.10 at 10:09 pm

There is a guy who records it on a dictaphone type of thing but not sure if he ever transfers it to a different format. Will ask him tomorrow and see if I can organise something.


Richard 11.11.10 at 10:24 pm



fat prophet 11.13.10 at 5:16 pm

Sang this last night and it was very well received with lots of the folk singing along with us.
Checked out the recording thing and he uses a mini cassette which he occasionally transfers to bigger cassettes - will see if I can get him to do this.

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