Something for the weekend. A fine version of Johnny Has Gone For a Soldier by James Taylor, a song that has echoed down the centuries through all of America’s wars.
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Popular in several versions during the Revoltion – it dates back to the Glorious revoution of 1688.
Indeed it does Hank and it derives from this Irish song:
Chesterton never wrote truer words than these :
“For the great Gaels of Ireland / Are the men that God made mad, / For all their wars are merry, / And all their songs are sad.”
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