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Offline ZombieCake

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Best Ever History Song
« on: November 05, 2019, 12:17:53 am »
History happened in the past according to academics. Here's concise version I'll start with. As ever comments and thoughts welcome.



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Re: Best Ever History Song
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2019, 11:07:50 am »
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Re: Best Ever History Song
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2019, 03:06:01 pm »
Anything by Alestoem. Cos it's about pirates, and they are historic...
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Re: Best Ever History Song
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2019, 10:28:17 pm »
   



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Re: Best Ever History Song
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2019, 08:56:20 am »
Large swathes of Blyth Power's back catalogue cover historical themes but the absolute best one is "Katharine's Will" off "Out From Under the King" - a superb tale of coping with an intolerable situation through force of will, knowing the end  can't be far away, and a track that helped me through some low points.
It's on soundcloud as a single track here - https://soundcloud.com/blyth-power/katherines-will but the whole album is on Youtube and worth a listen:
Dirty old mines need love too....

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Re: Best Ever History Song
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2019, 09:35:11 am »
Between the wars:


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Re: Best Ever History Song
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2019, 09:46:31 am »
If all you want is as much historical narrative, detailed and fairly accurate, crammed into one song, I don't think you can do better than this quarter hour history of the life and death of James Graham, Marquess of Montrose (1612-1650) and his role in the Scottish and English Civil Wars.



Connoisseurs of delicate acoustic guitar playing may be interested to see Martin Carthy playing rather heavy electric guitar. There are a few transcription errors in the lyrics shown.

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Re: Best Ever History Song
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2019, 10:06:48 am »
Taking a little less than a quarter of an hour, but on a related theme...

"That, of course, is the dangerous part about caves:  you don't know how far they go back, sometimes... or what is waiting for you inside."   JRR Tolkein: "The Hobbit"

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Re: Best Ever History Song
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2019, 10:30:23 am »
Got to be The Pogues.

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Re: Best Ever History Song
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2019, 10:46:23 am »
Taking a little less than a quarter of an hour, but on a related theme...



It is a cracking song and brings back memories of singing it after very many pints during my time as part of the London Scottish front row.

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