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Thread #130900   Message #2952497
Posted By: ClaireBear
26-Jul-10 - 11:29 AM
Thread Name: This Song Makes me Weep
Subject: RE: This Song Makes me Weep
What is it about world war? "Dancing at Whitsun," both "No Man's Land" and "The Band Played Waltzing Mathilda," and "Christmas in the Trenches" have all made me cry. So does Dave Webber's beautiful, painful "Normandy Orchards":

"They say you can still hear the village-hall band,
Grey, ghostly couples still glide round the floor,
But Normandy orchards were waiting to welcome
New partners for death in the mad dance of war."

There's one song not war related that always makes me weepy in a good way: "The King of Rome" -- a sentimental favorite, though I don't think I've ever heard a rendition that does the song justice..