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Don Meixner The Minstral Boy/Sean Connery (2) The Minstral Boy/Sean Connery 13 Apr 99

The Kipling subtext of the now infamous Corries thread has prompted this question. (How much heat can this generate?)

In "The Man Who Would Be King" Daniel Dravot(Connery) walks to his doom singing:

"The Son of God goes forth to war a kingly crown to gain, His blood red banner streams afar, who follows in his train?"

In the book he is said to be singin Bishop Heber's old hymn. Are the songs one and the same and is the melody the base for The Minstral Boy or visa versa?

This seems fairly scholarly and non-controversial I hope.



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