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Posted By: JedMarum
04-Aug-03 - 01:54 PM
Thread Name: Music of US Civil War & Irish Immigrants
Subject: RE: Music of US Civil War & Irish Immigrants
There seems to be some renewed interest in Chamberlain, and the Gettysburg story. I wrote a song a few years ago called Prayer From Little Round Top (lyrics are here) that I love. I have recently been approached by an author who has asked about developing a sceeen play from the song and has the backing to produce a movie. These things have a way of slipping away at the last moment, so who knows - but I am, of course happy at the opportunity.

The song tells the story of an Irish boy who left potato famine Ireland with his parents and siblings, lived in Alabama for years, and went to fight for his new country when the Civil War broke out. He died at Little Round Top.