Mudcat Café message #418279 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #31970   Message #418279
Posted By: Mr Red
15-Mar-01 - 01:08 PM
Thread Name: WWI Trench songs
Subject: RE: Trench Songs of WW1
The Old Barbed Wire.

Roy Palmer's book "What a Lovely War" has several versions one he refers to the reverse order and refers to an American version.

One that I told Roy about was too late for the book. Robert Graves the War poet was filmed singing snippets of it - what he actually sang (give or take what memory does) I videoed the program.

"Do you want to find the Brigadier" is how it starts. A few verses then the last verse. "Do you want to find your sweetheart...". He wasn't gay but there is a question is hovering there is there not?

I will dig out my transcription and post here from home.