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Music thread- Soldiers

Postby Symmetry on Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:44 pm

As always the theme is pretty loose, post some music about soldiers.

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Re: Music thread- Soldiers

Postby rdsrds2120 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:48 pm







Genre variety marches on!

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Re: Music thread- Soldiers

Postby Metsfanmax on Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:55 pm



Not about actual soldiers.
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Re: Music thread- Soldiers

Postby Symmetry on Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:07 pm

Metsfanmax wrote:

Not about actual soldiers.


The theme is always pretty inclusive in these threads.
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Re: Music thread- Soldiers

Postby x-raider on Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:17 pm

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Re: Music thread- Soldiers

Postby muy_thaiguy on Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:35 pm

Battle Hymn of the Republic



When Johnny Comes Marching Home



WWII variation of Battle Hymn

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Re: Music thread- Soldiers

Postby Symmetry on Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:36 pm



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Re: Music thread- Soldiers

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Re: Music thread- Soldiers

Postby TA1LGUNN3R on Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:50 pm

The Sands of Iwo Jima-- Drive-By Truckers




George A. was at the movies in December '41
They announced it in the lobby what had just gone on
He drove up from Birmingham back to the family's farm
Thought he'd get him a deferment there's was much work to be done
He was a family man, even in those days
But Uncle Sam decided he was needed anyway
In the South Pacific over half a world away
He believed in God and Country, things was just that way

Just that way…..

When I was just a kid I spent every weekend
On the farm that he grew up on so I guess so did I
And we'd stay up watching movies on the black and white TV
We watched "The Sands of Iwo Jima" starring John Wayne

Every year in June George A. goes to a reunion
Of the men that he served with and their wives and kids and grandkids
My Great Uncle used to take me and I'd watch them recollect
about some things I couldn't comprehend

And I thought about that movie, asked if it was that way
He just shook his head and smiled at me in such a loving way
As he thought about some friends he will never see again
He said "I never saw John Wayne on the sands of Iwo Jima"

Most of those men are gone now but he goes still every year
And George A's still doing fine, especially for his years
He's still living on that homestead in the house that he was born in
And I sure wish I could go see him today

He never drove a new car though he could easily afford it
He'd just buy one for the family and take whatever no one wanted
He said a shiny car didn't mean much after all the things he'd seen
George A. never saw John Wayne on the sands of Iwo Jima

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Re: Music thread- Soldiers

Postby Army of GOD on Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:59 pm

they've come to snuff it





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Postby TA1LGUNN3R on Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:59 pm

No, he ain't gonna die.

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Re: Music thread- Soldiers

Postby saxitoxin on Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:36 am

for BigBallinGillpig



about the last tax revolt in Sweden

In the summer of 1434, enraged miners and peasants burned the castle of Borganäs near Borlänge. The tension spread, causing several assaults on castles across the country. Nobleman Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson stood out as the rebel leader, commanding a peasant army.

In January 1435 Engelbrekt summoned representatives from the four Estates to a Diet in Arboga. Engelbrekt was elected Captain of the Realm. The antagonism abated when King Eric promised changes for the better. However, as before, people felt these promises were not being fulfilled, hence the rebels picked up their axes once more. On April 27, 1436 a rebel army unit was sent marching towards Stockholm, where people still supported king Eric due to strong and influential Danish presence in the city.

Engelbrekt was assassinated on May 4 by Måns Bengtsson.

In 1440, Eric, having been deposed in Denmark and Sweden, was succeeded by his nephew, Christopher of Bavaria, who had been chosen for the thrones. For ten years Erik lived on Gotland and made his living by piracy against the merchant trade in the Baltic.

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Re: Music thread- Soldiers

Postby Genghis Khant on Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:23 am

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Re: Music thread- Soldiers

Postby DoomYoshi on Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:46 pm

I think the other replies misinterpreted. Clearly, you were looking for anti-war songs:



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Re: Music thread- Soldiers

Postby thegreekdog on Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:11 pm

Fast forward to 1:10.

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