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Thread #21396   Message #228069
Posted By: GUEST,Bex McK
15-May-00 - 12:23 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Green Fields of France
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Green Fields of France
Apparently No Man's Land is Tony Blair's favourite song. After the 1997 general election, a wee girl from Belfast wrote to Blair and asked him to bring peace to Northern ireland. Blair then invited her to number 10 and presented her with a recording of the song-- as his favourite anti-war song. According to Tony Blair, No Man's Land was written by Eric Bogle, a Scotsman who died in 1916....(this related by Bogle himself in introduction to the song at Celtic Connections in Glasgow this year)