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GUEST,Steve Origins: The Soldier (Harvey Andrews) (88* d) RE: Origins: The Soldier (Harvey Andrews) 16 Jun 10


Heard this sung without accompaniment by a good amateur singer in the early eighties. Moved me then, moves me more now. Finally tracked down the original and the real facts. Back when I first heard it I was in the Territorial Army (so no, I never served in Northern Ireland) and saw everything in black and white, i.e. "Republicans = murdering bastards, British Army = good boys". Have since come to see it more subtly. And that long before this week's Bloody Sunday report release.

It's so good to hear that guys like LCPL Croucher are prepared to follow in the footsteps of SGT Willets. Even better to hear that Matthew Croucher got away with it.

Plan on learning this so I can sing it.


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