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Songs of the Napoleonic Wars

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  • [Music] Songs of the Napoleonic Wars

    A soldier / sailor's sweetheart who dresses in miltary uniform and tags along to the Wars is a common fantasy theme in the songs from Great Britain:

    De Danann: The Banks of the Nile:

    The Rose of Britain's Isle

    Brass Monkey: Doctor Fauster's Tumblers / The Night Of Trafalgar / Prince William:

    Over the Hills and Far Away

    Champ d'Honneur THE FIELD OF HONOR - French Military March of the 1st Empire & the Republic

    (Anon.): IBfcWVAyG&index=4

    Last edited by Gamburd; 06-17-2015, 10:33 PM.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC][B][COLOR=red]"Ein Gespenst geht um in Europa - das Gespenst des Kommunismus."--Marx (1848)[/COLOR][/B]

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    More Songs of the Napoleonic Wars (1792-1815):

    Napoleon Miniseries (2002) Tribute Video:

    A great TV miniseries, although it was more about the Napoleonic Court Society and Diplomacy; the battles are pushed to the background.

    It was a lot better of a series than I thought it would be; I encourage everyone to watch it. There is both a French language and English language version of the miniseries.

    John Malkovich plays the role of Talleyrand, Napoleon's Foreign Minister.

    Boney Was A Warrior

    Boney was a warrior; his military forces conquered Rome, Vienna, Berlin and took Moscow:

    The Earsdon Sword Dance Song:

    "The Watersons sang the Earsdon Sword Dance Song on their 1965 LP Frost and Fire. It was also included on the Topic CD sampler The Season Round. A.L. Lloyd commented in the original album's sleeve notes:
    At one time the old death-and-resurrection folk play was performed all over these islands. Nowadays it only crops up here and there, in bits and pieces. The most ancient and fullest form we know presents to us the Fool or Medicine Man with his six hero sons, armed with swords.

    The sons put their father to death and lament for him, comparing him to the evening sun. But the Fool arises from the dead and recounts his journey to the other world. In north Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland the sword-dance part of the drama survives, notably among miners.

    The present song is proper to the coal miners of Earsdon; it's sung by the captain of the sword-dancers and with it, he calls on each of his heroes and gives him a fictitious name and character, as a kind of disguise. The curious tune has been used for several songs, including the old sailor ballad of The Ratcliffe Highway."

    Lyrics included in below link:

    George Augustus Eliott, 1st Baron Heathfield (1717-1790) Defender of Gibraltar, Napoleon's son Napoleon II, and Napoleon are all mentioned in this song.

    George Augustus Eliott, 1st Baron Heathfield, Defender of Gibraltar (Great Siege of Gibraltar 1779-1783)

    Napoleon II: The Prince of Rome (1811-1832)

    The Earsdon Sword Dance Song:

    Bonny Light Horseman

    A British woman laments that Napoleon killed her Bonny (handsome) Light Horseman and that Napoleon is the cause of her sorrow.

    Light Horse cavalry was introduced into the British army at the instigation of George Augustus Eliott's 1st cousin, General Granville Elliott
    Last edited by Gamburd; 10-10-2015, 07:10 PM.
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      "The Russian Campaign (French: Campagne de Russie), began on 24 June 1812 when Napoleon's [URL=""]Grande Arm
      Last edited by Gamburd; 02-08-2016, 08:37 PM.
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        I put together a play-list on Youtube a while ago of Russian marches, some military and some courtly, from the 18th century and Napoleonic era which were arranged and published variously by Anton D


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          Reverse: LE HEROS RENDU A SA PATRIE. In ex.: IETTON 1799


          "The Irish Rebellion of 1798 (Irish: [I]
          Last edited by Gamburd; 03-13-2016, 09:00 PM.
          [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC][B][COLOR=red]"Ein Gespenst geht um in Europa - das Gespenst des Kommunismus."--Marx (1848)[/COLOR][/B]