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GUEST,Anne Croucher Tune Req: Green Hills of Earth (38) RE: Tune Req: Green Hills of Earth 20 Jun 04

I put the words to the tune 'Aboukir'- my first finding a tune to fit words effort, some time in the 60's I found the Heinlien story and Cool Green Hills fits the tune

Weep not my boys for those who fell
They did not flinch nor fear
They stood their ground like Englishmen
And died at Aboukir.

I pray for one last landing on
The globe that gave me birth
Let me feast my eyes on the fleecy skies
And the cool green hills of Earth.

I believe the song in the story was acompanied on a concertina, and so was 'Aboukir'when I first heard it. I think that I have the words right - if not blame the 40 years since I read them. I used to have a perfect memory - could steal anybody's song on one hearing but the little grey cells can sometimes fail me

The singer was blind because he went in and rescued a group of cadets from an engine room accident and could not resist looking over the sheild into the reactor core, if I remember right.

I am almost looking forward to when my memory does get really bad and I can read all the books I like again and not know the endings - and not be able to work out who done it by chapter three.


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