Musical Interlude: Musical interlude: Where have all the flowers gone cover (and remembrance day post)

 

Okay, so here is me butchering a classic song for remembrance day. Yeah, so, quality of performance may suck. Sick, phlegm-y throat, I think my voice cuts in and out (when you can hear it). I didn’t practice as much as I should have XD. But I wanted to get this out for Remembrance Day. It’s not much, but I wanted to put it out there. May look at making a better version if there is a call for it.

In Flanders Fields

by John McCrae, May 1915

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

A version of the song I was singing, but the less crappy version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QZq-wKaBWcffer loses.

And the other song I always remember for this day:

Remember, it’s the conflicts of our nations, or religions, our politics, our ideologies, our governments and the like that we lose our soldiers for.  That many people, brothers and sisters, fathers and mothers, husbands and wives that have died to protect us. That our protectors have may have killed someone else’s family to protect yours.

Remember the soldiers, remember the sacrifices, and remember that in war both sides will suffer loses. 

I know it’s late,

but I shant regret,

Making a post that ends,

with “Lest We Forget. “