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Thread #26380   Message #321701
Posted By: GeorgeH
18-Oct-00 - 09:03 AM
Thread Name: Q about No Mans Land
Subject: RE: Q about No Mans Land
Am I right in recalling Flodden as one of those occasions where the English slaughtered the Scots? Ironic, then, that the lament is now used for Military funerals of Scots in the service of the English crown (ok, technically British . . )

Seriously, whatever Max Tone says, it's only in military circles that it's traditional. Bogle fairly accurately outlines a burial "with military honours" - presumably ironic, in this context.

June Tabor has twice recorded "No Man's Land" with "Flowers of the Forrest" appended to it. The "essential" recording of it is the final track on the CD "We Died In Hell - They Called it Passchendaele" (MAP CD 93004). A live recording of the first of the Passchendaele Peace Concerts.

G.