What I’m Listening To 12/02/2018: Marching Through Rochester/Marlborough and Me

Artists: Mulitple

Composer: Traditional

Era of Origin: Early 18th Century

Country of Origin: United Kingdom (England)

If you recognize this tune it is because it was used as the basis for ‘Waltzing Matilda’

“A Bold Grenadier…”

“Who’ll be a soldier for Marlborough and Me?”

This song talks about the need for soldiers during the War of The Spanish Succession. Hank Cramer’s version is tremendously excellent.

“Take The King’s Shilling!”

Holdstock & Macleod have a good version too.

“We’ll be paid off in powder and the rattle of a cannonball.”

This is a song about service and the risks with it. Any kind of service..

 

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