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Thread #8776   Message #2283539
Posted By: Richard Bridge
09-Mar-08 - 07:52 AM
Thread Name: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
Hmm. Very few English songs that anyone ought to know it seems.

Surely almost all English know at least part of
"My old man (said follow the van)" and
"Any Old Iron" and probably a few bits of
"Sam Hall".
"Leaving of Liverpool" is English too please. And of course
"the Wild Rover".
"Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner". Perhaps a few snatches of
"The Foggy foggy Dew"
"Dirty Old Town"
"Liverpool Lullaby" (didn't Cilla Black record it?)
"A mother was washing her Baby one night" (recorded by Cream)
"A long way to Tipperary" (Irish, but British Army marching song)
"Colonel Bogey"
"Pack up your troubles"

Surprisingly, "Men of Harlech" is not on the Welsh list.