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Hoblander Lyr Req: 50s/60s In The Army Song? (15) RE: Lyr Req: 50s/60s In The Army Song? 21 Jan 11


If you are interested in National Service (UK) songs of the 1950's then Graeme Miles has a whole set of them, written from first hand experience, as is everything that Graeme's written about. He did his NS in the 50's and not only wrote songs but did some marvellous drawings as well.
You will find the words to The Heath of Luneburg *, Northallerton Town, The Shores of Old Blighty,** The Squaddie's Lullaby* published in Songscapes.
A Conscript's Song, Last Call of the Day, Two Years in the Ranks, Soldiers of the Queen, Playing at War Games are published in the songbook Forgotten Songs Remembered.
Others not published include Sergeant Jack Nackerty, Tommy Joins the Durhams, Bobby Wears The Howards Badge, The Deserter, Where were You Tommy Atkins?
He has also written anti-war songs such as The Eagle and the Dove* and Field of White Stones or Where is Billy Now. The first is in Songscapes the second in FSR.
* Martyn Wyndham- Read recording
**The Wilsons; Teesside Fettlers; Bob Fox & Stu Luckley; Shanghaied on the Willamette recording.
Get in touch if you need any more info
Kevin


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