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Posted By: Larry The Radio Guy
05-Aug-11 - 05:36 PM
Thread Name: Princeton BC 4th Trad Music Festival 2011
Subject: RE: Princeton BC 4th Trad Music Festival
For my set (and maybe even the "Homegrown Traditions" workshop, I'm reviving the old song "When the War Breaks Out in Mexico"--on version originally written in 1914---inspired by the civil war in Mexico in 1914-1915 when U.S. got involved and took sides.

My friend Chick Roberts, who I learned it from, introduced it as being about "Canada's First Draft Dodger".

I know it was also recorded in 1948 by Pete Daily's Chicagoans (1st verse only), and Chick's version (which he said he used to do in a group with Amos Garrett) was probably a variation of one that was done in 1962 by Dave Guard's Whiskey Hill Singers.

There's a thread where I put in the lyrics to the original 1914 version. (It's under "When the War Breaks Out in Mexico".

But I'm interested if anybody knows other versions.   And whether the "I'll miss the Greycup" tagline was in any of those versions---or whether it's a "Chick Roberts" original.