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The Cruel Wars

Karl Dallas: The Cruel Wars

Karl Dallas (editor),
The Cruel Wars.
100 Soldiers' Songs from Agincourt zo Ulster.
London: Wolfe Publishing, 1972,
ISBN 7234 0493 3

Songs

The songs are referenced by page numbers.

Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier

  1. Shule Agra (Roud 911)
  2. Whiskey You're the Devil (RoudBS B225811)
  3. The Merry Ploughboy (Roud 163; TYG 32)
  4. Twa Recruiting Sergeants (Roud 3356; G/D 1:77)
  5. John of Greenfield (Roud V38524)
  6. The Black Horse (Roud 3027; Henry H586)
  7. The Yorkshire Volunteers (Roud V22819)
  8. The Recruited Collier (Roud 3503)
  9. The White Cockade (Roud 191; TYG 2)
  10. The Conscript's Farewell [Karl Dallas]
  11. The Rifles (Roud 587)
  12. The Female Drummer (Roud 226; G/D 1:182; Henry H497)
  13. Mrs McGrath (Roud 678; Henry H131)
  14. My Young Brother [Derrek White]
  15. Pick Up a Gun [Ralph McTell]
  16. Join the British Army (Roud 5680)

The Girl I Left Behind Me

  1. The Girl I Left Behind Me (Roud 23929)
  2. The Rambling Soldier (Roud 518; G/D 7:1477)
  3. Soldier, Soldier (Roud 489)
  4. As I Roved Out (Roud 277; Laws O17; G/D 4:791; Henry H152, H793)
  5. The Trooper and the Maid (Roud 162; Child 299; G/D 7:1470)
  6. The Trooper's Horse (Roud 1613)
  7. The Bonnie Lass of Fyvie (Roud 545; G/D 1:84)
  8. Pleasant and Delightful (Roud 660; Laws O30; TYG 51)
  9. The Gentleman Soldier (Roud 178; G/D 7:1471)
  10. The Manchester “Angel” (Roud 2741)
  11. Jack the Sailor (Roud 1454)
  12. The Banks of the Nile (Roud 950; Laws N9; G/D 1:99; Henry H238a)
  13. Higher Germanie (Roud 904; G/D 1:96)
  14. Her Mantle So Green (Roud 714; Laws N38; G/D 5:1033; Henry H76)
  15. Plains of Waterloo (Roud 960; Laws N32)
  16. Bloody Waterloo (Roud 622; Laws N31)
  17. Young Edward the Gallant Hussar (Roud 1146; G/D 5:982; H243a)
  18. The Bonnie Light Horseman (Roud 1185; G/D 8:1584; Henry H122a)
  19. Peggy and the Soldier (Roud 907; Laws P13; G/D 6:1129)
  20. The Bold Trooper (Roud 311; G/D 7:1463)
  21. The Second Front Song [Ewan MacColl]
  22. The Young Trooper Cut Down in His Prime (Roud 2; Laws Q26/B1; G/D 7:1404; Henry H680)
  23. The Unfortunate Rake (Roud 2; Laws Q26/B1; G/D 7:1404; Henry H680)
  24. The 51st Highland Division’s Farewell to Sicily (Roud 10501)
  25. Johnny I Hardly Knew You (Roud 3137)

Brave Lads of Honour

  1. King Henry V and the King of France (Roud 251; Child 164)
  2. Brave Lord Willoughby (Roud V18836)
  3. The Duke of Marlborough (Roud 233)
  4. Bold General Wolfe (Roud 624; Laws A1)
  5. Brave Wolfe (Roud 961)
  6. Under the Rose (Roud 21272)
  7. The Grand Conversation on Napoleon (Roud 1189)
  8. The Bonnie Bunch of Roses (Roud 664; Laws J5; G/D 1:155)
  9. Napoleon's Dream (Roud 1538)
  10. Boney's Lamentation (Roud 2547)
  11. Napoleon Bonaparte (Roud 3084)

The Hungry Army

  1. We Be Soldiers Three (Roud 8340)
  2. Why, Soldier, Why? (Roud 9397)
  3. Drink Old England Dry (Roud 882)
  4. The Soldier's Prayer (Roud 350; G/D 3:685)
  5. The Kerry Recruit (Roud 520; Laws J8; G/D 1:79)
  6. The Hungry Army (Roud V4043)
  7. The Forfar Sodger (Roud 2857; G/D 1:69)
  8. The Deserter from Kent (Roud 2510)
  9. The Deserter (Roud 493; G/D 1:83)
  10. McCaffery (Roud 1148)
  11. That Bloody War (Roud 5726)
  12. Stung Right [Joe Hill]
  13. Browned Off [Ewan MacColl, John Mackenzie]
  14. Bloody Orkney (Roud 10605)
  15. Ghost Army of Korea (Roud 2567)
  16. When This Bloody War Is Over (Roud 10529)

A Soldier's Grave

  1. Three Danish Galleys [Ruth Tongue]
  2. The Agincourt Carol (Roud V29347)
  3. The Battle of Harlaw (Roud 2861; Child 163; G/D 1:112)
  4. A British Soldier's Grave (Roud 1223; G/D 1:110)
  5. The Battle of Fredericksburg (Roud 629; Laws A17; G/D 1:105)
  6. Young Jamie Foyers (Roud 1941; G/D 1:106)
  7. Battle of Waterloo (Roud 1106; Henry H608)
  8. With Wellington We'll Go (Roud 5824; G/D 1:153)
  9. The Grand Conversation on Sebastopol Arose (Roud V715)
  10. Here's to the Army and the Navy
  11. The Heights of Alma (Roud 830; Laws J10; G/D 1:158; Henry H123)
  12. The Battle of Alma (Roud 1221)
  13. Balaclava (Roud 1443)
  14. Neuve Chapelle (Roud 8004; Henry H526)
  15. Dunkirk [Zetta St Clair]
  16. The Kriegie Ballad [Robert Garioch] (Roud 10516)
  17. The Hamburg Floods [Karl Dallas]
  18. My Darling Sleeps in England (Roud 9729)
  19. Grey October [The Critics Group]
  20. Belfast Autumn [Karl Dallas]
  21. Hanging on the Old Barbed Wire (Roud 9618)
  22. The Deadly Wars (Roud 7284)
  23. The Whitsun Dance [Austin John Marshall]

Hell No!

  1. Arthur McBride (Roud 2355; G/D 1:78)
  2. The Rambling Royal (Roud 982; Laws J15; G/D 1:82)
  3. The Hiroshima Song [Japanese words: Koki Kinoshite; English words: Ewan MacColl]
  4. Ding Dong Dollar [John Mack]
  5. The H-Bomb's Thunder [John Thunder]
  6. Hell No! I Ain't Gonna Go! [Matthew Jones, Elaine Layon]
  7. Ballad of the Unknown Soldier [Rod Sharman, Jakc Warshaw]
  8. The Dove [Ewan MacColl]
  9. The Flyting o' Life and Daith [Hamish Henderson]