Tonight, travelin’ music that is very well-traveled indeed

I posted a more traditional, sedate version of this much-traveled song earlier, in the post about the coming end of U.S. military involvement in Iraq. It began its life as “Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye,” an early 19th-century Irish folksong that bewails the fate of Irishmen lured into fighting on Britain’s behalf overseas.

From there it became a favorite song of the U.S. Civil War, insinuating itself into the American military tradition as “When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again.” As kids, we used to sing our own playground parody of the song, in that case about ants that go “marching down, to the ground, to get out of the rain….”

And here, with their own much-different version, the great English band the Clash, from 1979:

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josef

October 21st, 2011
4:58 pm

This is more like it, Bruin…

1811/0311

October 21st, 2011
4:58 pm

Jay:

It was the war between the “Confederate States of America” and the “United (oxymoron) States of America” …………. it was not a “civil” war.

That said:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKdvnwrTloo&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PLC290716428E28938

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyskZquf0ac

FrankLeeDarling

October 21st, 2011
4:59 pm

If I ever get off this stage I want to rock some fnm

josef

October 21st, 2011
5:01 pm

JamVet

October 21st, 2011
5:01 pm

I know it got overplayed like crazy, but for good reason.

One of the great punk rock songs of its day…

Should I cool it or should I blow?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqH21LEmfbQ

getalife

October 21st, 2011
5:05 pm

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

October 21st, 2011
5:05 pm

Well, since nobody else likes Homer & Jethro or Slim Whitman, I’m boycotting FNM tonight. Have a good weekend everybody.

getalife

October 21st, 2011
5:10 pm

JamVet

October 21st, 2011
5:10 pm

RC, I like Homer and Marge. Does that count?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-KAvPbO8JY

josef

October 21st, 2011
5:11 pm

SCOUT

Knew you’d be in here on this one! :-)

Don’t care much for Ken Burns’ Civil War at any level beyond the artistic…

And what I have always found intriguing about that time and place is how the same songs were sung by Johnny Reb and Billy Yank…music always the great uniter even at the worst of times…

And ask the Imam who the great state of New Jersey voted for in 1864…. :-)

carlosgvv

October 21st, 2011
5:13 pm

Scout, it all depends on how you look at. Some people call it The War of Northern Aggression.

Matti's Rapture Time?

October 21st, 2011
5:14 pm

Mr. Bookman,

YEAH! The Clash!

Let’s occupy Victoria Park: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9eLeZS9OeY
(language alert)

getalife

October 21st, 2011
5:14 pm

Jefferson

October 21st, 2011
5:15 pm

josef

October 21st, 2011
5:15 pm

ZamVet

My favorite Clash….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1LhlVtbW_U

“…please remember Victor Jara in the Santiago Stadium…”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRmre8ggkcY

Kamchak

October 21st, 2011
5:16 pm

RC (R–apoi)

This ones for you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFG9dwolo3Q

Just don’t let Mrs. RC catch you watching it.

Mick

October 21st, 2011
5:17 pm

This is how I remember hearing that song-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INPNyNivNWA

JamVet

October 21st, 2011
5:30 pm

Hallefreakinglujah!

The end of that debacle in the sand is at hand!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZsppOw2Mxk

1811/0311

October 21st, 2011
5:31 pm

carlosgvv :

I hear you ……….. it’s called a lot of things by a lot of people ………….. “The War Between the States”, “The War for Southern Independence”, “The Second War of Independence”, “The War of Rebellion”, etc.

However, I believe “The War Between the Confederate States of America” and the “United States of America” is the most accurate.

Thanks for the input.

Off to a high school game …………….. it’s gonna be chilly !

Matti's Rapture Time?

October 21st, 2011
5:34 pm

Mick @ 5:17,

:-D

1811/0311

October 21st, 2011
5:36 pm

Quick P.S. to josef:

…………….. and both liked Dixie !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Zy8Dkc5PNA&feature=related

Soothsayer

October 21st, 2011
5:36 pm

Smeat

October 21st, 2011
5:38 pm

stands for decibels

October 21st, 2011
5:47 pm

Nobody understands it could happen again, hurrah, tra-la…

stands for decibels

October 21st, 2011
5:48 pm

stands for decibels

October 21st, 2011
5:51 pm

Probably my favorite Clash tune. But there are so many.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQg2eSSSqOY

(Oh, and I was there in Passaic to hear this.)

SOUTHERN ATL

October 21st, 2011
5:52 pm

Smeat

October 21st, 2011
5:52 pm

For das comrades down at the pseudo whateveryoucallitthing “Occupy Atlanta” orgy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=vknaVreN5Q0

Jay

October 21st, 2011
5:55 pm

Somehow I missed the Clash in their heyday (well with the exception of “Rock the Casbah”), but almost everything I hear of them I love. True down and gritty rock and roll.

Tom Middleton

October 21st, 2011
5:56 pm

Enter your comments here

SOUTHERN ATL

October 21st, 2011
6:09 pm

Tom Middleton

October 21st, 2011
6:11 pm

Love the old stuff done in a new, modern way for sure, Jay, and thanks. But here’s a classic done the old – Sinead and the Chieftans with the near ancient war ballad “Foggy Due.” Enjoy…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13MQFCfCYdQ

JamVet

October 21st, 2011
6:27 pm

“pseudo whateveryoucallitthing”

I like that.

Revolution, even a mini one, is almost almost ugly!

And like Rod the Mod sang, “My body stunk, but I kept my funk!”

Hiya SOUTHERN ATL!

That sweet EW&F is just what I needed this evening.

My ex just called and told me that one of her childhood friends had a heart attack out of the blue and died.

Life is so tragic sometimes…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZcmIEXOL8U

Normal

October 21st, 2011
6:27 pm

Here’s my entry…hope nobody else played it…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7t1zehYbnGc&feature=related

liberalefty

October 21st, 2011
6:34 pm

hey JAY

u need to listen to PARLIAMENT- FUNKADELIC, the greatest group ever

Normal

October 21st, 2011
6:35 pm

SOUTHERN ATL

October 21st, 2011
6:38 pm

JamVet sorry to hear about the loss….maybe this little something from back in the day will uplift your spirits…..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nREV8bQJ1MA

JamVet

October 21st, 2011
6:41 pm

Thanks SO. Enough sadness…

I know this is kinda crazy, but it’s the truth.

When I was about 10, I remember having a dream of being in the Jackson 5…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_5hQ8cEE7Q

Jay

October 21st, 2011
6:45 pm

Liberal, my mentor on all things funky is the one and only dancin’, cartoonist, Mike Luckovich.

The man is a funk machine, and yes, he does luv hisself some Parliament, and Funkadelic and Michael Jackson.

josef

October 21st, 2011
6:46 pm

Jay

October 21st, 2011
6:46 pm

And Brothers Johnson. He touts them too.

Mick

October 21st, 2011
6:47 pm

I have to admit, the clash needs to be checked into a bit further. Lot of good 80’s-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFVlJAi3Cso

Smeat

October 21st, 2011
6:48 pm

For Bashir Al Assad over there in Syrialand….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY0WxgSXdEE&ob=av2e

Jay

October 21st, 2011
6:49 pm

In fact, I’m listening over the ‘Net to WWOZ out of New Orleans right now, and they’re funking out the joint too.

SOUTHERN ATL

October 21st, 2011
6:52 pm

JamVet gotta run but not without a shout back ….Jackson 5…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4VCUbL7jsc

Bruno

October 21st, 2011
6:55 pm

Howdy gang. Good to see Brothers josef, JamVet, Normal and Mick here.

I’m playing only love songs these days. Whoever said that love changes everything was right.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmOau-PMWJk&ob=av2e

josef

October 21st, 2011
6:55 pm

BRUIN

Funny around the house tonight with this particular post and the stuff around it…back in the early eighties the Unmentionable and I were hanging out in Central America…next door neighbor boy, a real cutie and a Libyan, was doing all he could to attract my, uh, attention…gave me my copy of Sandinista…still not a popular album in half of this household… :-)

Smeat

October 21st, 2011
6:58 pm

Ooops… I should have posted that tune after CT went bye, bye…….

Ahhhhhhhh…..

Was that mean ?

Oh well — I spend too much time at Turtle Crawls just 200 yards from Shrimpboat Sound…

BTW — Where’s Robbie ???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elQlvF8I6kc&feature=related

JamVet

October 21st, 2011
6:59 pm

ML.

An everyman’s cartoonist hero.

http://blogs.ajc.com/mike-luckovich/files/2011/10/mike10232011.jpg

Great Monster, Normal. Wow, it’s easy to forget just how powerful that song is.

SOUTHERN ATL,

Andy Gibb was the question to the Final Jeopardy answer last night. (I got it right!)

The awesome Aussie harmony version of…( Brian Wilson presented them their award into the RRHoF.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BC_UILNwWrc

Jay

October 21st, 2011
7:04 pm

I confess I don’t know that one, Josef. Like I said, I missed that somehow ….

Bruno

October 21st, 2011
7:13 pm

Any of you wish to share “your song” ??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8THouU576WY

Normal

October 21st, 2011
7:14 pm

Dang Josef, I thought you were going to tell us he was Che Guevara, or something…

Normal

October 21st, 2011
7:18 pm

Josef, Reread your post. Thought you said Latin. It wasn’t Daffy, was it? :)

JamVet

October 21st, 2011
7:21 pm

Adieu, SOUTHERN ATL. Sweet, but too soon gone.

Brother Bruno, I’m just glad you don’t wear your heart on your sleeve. (haha)

Both really fine choices, friend.

For you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBNUrYyGI7A

Jay

October 21st, 2011
7:21 pm

Oh lordy, Bruno, if my wife of 32 years put “our song” up on here I’d die of shame.

godless heathen

October 21st, 2011
7:24 pm

A little late to the party, but you keep that Clash noise.
josef, great lead off with the Waltzing Matilda selection.

Here is my contribution for the beasts of Zanesville, OH.
http://youtu.be/Mn1riDh8cyQ

Smeat

October 21st, 2011
7:24 pm

The singer for this band really flies their customized jet with all their gear and people all over the world.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMorZnGxhv4

Go big or go home …. !!

Normal

October 21st, 2011
7:25 pm

pogo

October 21st, 2011
7:27 pm

I have more respect from Steve Jobs than ever. He told the “Moron in Chief” that his (Obama’s) anti-business and pro-union stance was detrimental to our economic recovery and that it would make the great imposter a one term president. Jobs was right on both accounts. Jobs was a man of great vision.

Bruno

October 21st, 2011
7:31 pm

Brother Bruno, I’m just glad you don’t wear your heart on your sleeve. (haha)

I’m trying not to get too giddy. If you knew what a catch she is, you’d be proud for me, Am. Very cool lady, super smart.

Oh lordy, Bruno, if my wife of 32 years put “our song” up on here I’d die of shame.

Alright, Jay, no way off the hook now. Put it up!!

(Hmmmm, 2011 – 32 = 1979. Could it be Billy Joel??)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPiK_yGG8ag

Bruno

October 21st, 2011
7:33 pm

I appreciate the welcome tonight, folks. I was a little grouchy earlier this week. Apologies to all.

Bruno

October 21st, 2011
7:35 pm

Uh, Brother Normal @ 7:25, I think u be pullin’ my leg there ; > }

getalife

October 21st, 2011
7:35 pm

getalife

October 21st, 2011
7:36 pm

pogo,

Music thread.

JamVet

October 21st, 2011
7:38 pm

Bruno

October 21st, 2011
7:39 pm

Back in the early 70s, this was the cheesy wedding song of choice:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__VQX2Xn7tI

(Don’t tell anyone I still like it)

Bruno

October 21st, 2011
7:41 pm

getalife @ 7:35–I’m believing you there. How many ex’s you got?? Only one on paper for me so far.

Kamchak

October 21st, 2011
7:42 pm

I have more respect from Steve Jobs than ever.

Steve Jobs, eh.

Now there is a man who was more than just a 9-5er.

godless heathen

October 21st, 2011
7:42 pm

Mr. and Mrs. Jay’s “song” from 33 years ago. The #27 song from 1978.

http://youtu.be/Eds6wVAYb-k

josef

October 21st, 2011
7:43 pm

Normal

For Brother Mark, requiescat in pace, shma Yisroel….and all that.
.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_d8C4AIFgUg

you were my

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_a46WJ1viA

Jay

October 21st, 2011
7:43 pm

Hail no, Bruno.

But Billy Joel is the Clash compared to, well, the “artist(s)” in question.

Bruno

October 21st, 2011
7:45 pm

I’m dying to know what Matti’s song was. Where are you, Matti???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqv5b0UjR4g

Jay

October 21st, 2011
7:46 pm

Heathen’s in the ballpark. And I’ll only say more if someone nails it.

Bruno

October 21st, 2011
7:48 pm

But Billy Joel is the Clash compared to, well, the “artist(s)” in question.

LOL. You got me thinking now. Worse than Dan Hill (Sometimes When We Touch)??

At least reassure us that it was her pick and that you merely went along being the good hubby that you are.

FrankLeeDarling

October 21st, 2011
7:49 pm

Jay this was Joe strummers pre clash band i think you will like it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcETMl9iH44

godless heathen

October 21st, 2011
7:51 pm

getalife

October 21st, 2011
7:52 pm

JamVet

October 21st, 2011
7:53 pm

LOL, getalife. That was some rockin’ love hate! I liked it!

Because they were mentioned earlier…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNoj-PZbcO8

Bruno

October 21st, 2011
7:54 pm

You not talking to me, josef?? :-)

BTW, my lady friend studied in Minsk and is nearly fluent in Russian.

Smeat

October 21st, 2011
7:56 pm

Ya know…… Steve Jobs was clever, brilliant and certainly visionary but he was not the driving brain behind the success of Apple. —- Woz designed the original hardware…..

Jobs was a great salesman and businessman but his weakness was :

minutiae [mɪˈnjuːʃɪˌiː]
small, precise, or trifling details
[pl of Late Latin minūtia smallness, from Latin minūtus minute2]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003

A serious MacBook Pro is three grand…… Huh…. ???? Why ?????

Apple changed the world a few times, respect to them for that, but —– Android phones are a hell of a lot cheaper and do everything a power user needs…….

I own and use an iPhone 4 …..

It ain’t all itz cracked up to be but dang it looks cool…..

For Jobs and Woz —–

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKYcNS64OrU

godless heathen

October 21st, 2011
7:56 pm

“BTW, my lady friend studied in Minsk and is nearly fluent in Russian.”

Could be KGB. You can’t be too careful these days. LOL!

getalife

October 21st, 2011
7:56 pm

Bruno

October 21st, 2011
7:58 pm

Ooops, I was now corrected—she is fluent in Russian.

Let me see if I can get her to put something up.

Jay

October 21st, 2011
7:59 pm

Bruno, you are thus reassured.

It was one of those “OK, the next song that comes on the radio will be it.”

Followed by “Ohmigod, please not that one.”

godless heathen

October 21st, 2011
8:00 pm

Perhaps this is the song that made the future Mrs. Bookman go all goo goo:
(If this isn’t it, I give up.)

http://youtu.be/A3b9gOtQoq4

josef

October 21st, 2011
8:00 pm

BRUNO

Hey! For you… :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xu_6hdGZ6gU

JAY

Sandinista was really a great albumn.. go back in time, of course, when you listen to it…

Platinum Black

October 21st, 2011
8:03 pm

Could be KGB. You can’t be too careful these days. LOL!

Don’t tell Bruno… ;-)

Kamchak

October 21st, 2011
8:03 pm

Platinum Black

October 21st, 2011
8:05 pm

Shout out to all the guys with “big hands”.

http://youtu.be/ocQeP1UOwss

godless heathen

October 21st, 2011
8:13 pm

Kam,

You think? LOL!

Smeat

October 21st, 2011
8:13 pm

I need to get back on the boat ASAP !!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXp413NynFk

Bruno

October 21st, 2011
8:14 pm

josef

October 21st, 2011
8:15 pm

our song from 35+ years ago? I’m tellih’ ya, the boy had perfect timing! :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-4J5j74VPw

josef

October 21st, 2011
8:16 pm

BRUNO

Not speaking to you? Uh, the last SE was me to YOU! :-)

Smeat

October 21st, 2011
8:23 pm

Every time I hear Bolero I can only see one thing —- Bo Derek and Dudley Moore….

She’s gotta be like almost 70 by now but the last time I saw sumthin about her she still looked tasty….

Cougar styles ?? — Uhhhhhhhh…….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dILIdREylC0

Platinum Black

October 21st, 2011
8:23 pm

getalife

October 21st, 2011
8:24 pm

Jay

October 21st, 2011
8:28 pm

Back to when there was a hot Libyan living next door …. yes, I remember those days, Josef. Or something like it probably.

Mick

October 21st, 2011
8:32 pm

josef

October 21st, 2011
8:35 pm