I've never heard this one by GBS Micheal.For any who know Canadian military history, here is the most poignant song.. It is by
Great Big Sea.. called by 2 names.. 'The blue Puttees' or 'Recruiting Sergeant'..
It is a copy of Twa Recruiting Sergeants by the Corries of Ireland....But with a message to
those of us in Canada.. The Newfoundland Regiment was virtually wiped out in the battle of the Somme.
They started out in Gallipoli, and then went to Flanders..
In Beaumont-Hammel, a part of the Battle of the Somme, some 800
Newfoundlanders went over the top on that July 1, 1916... at roll call next morning, only 68 were
able to answer the call.. An incredibly tragic event in our history [although at the time, Newfoundland
was not yet part of Canada]
Thanks for posting it,