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Posted: 9/19/2013 3:01:28 AM EST
I sing a capella and . . . I hope I sing well, but I enjoy it.

What I am asking for is if y'all know songs that lend themselves to a capella that are associated with war or talk about war.

Such as:





Only ones that really lend themselves to an unaccompanied baritone. I would like to develop my skills a bit, so something other than folk type music would be welcome as well.
Link Posted: 9/19/2013 6:01:18 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2013 6:04:32 AM EST by squirrelslayer1]
One of my favorites. PP&M have already done most of the work for you too.

Rest in Peace, Mary.






























The Cruel War is raging, Johnny has to fight
I want to be with him from morning to night.
I want to be with him, it grieves my heart so,
Won't you let me go with you?
No, my love, no.

Tomorrow is Sunday, Monday is the day
That your Captain will call you and you must obey.
Your captain will call you it grieves my heart so,
Won't you let me go with you?
No, my love, no.

I'll tie back my hair, men's clothing I'll put on,
I'll pass as your comrade, as we march along.
I'll pass as your comrade, no one will ever know.
Won't you let me go with you?
No, my love, no.

Oh Johnny, oh Johnny, I fear you are unkind
I love you far better than all of mankind.
I love you far better than words can e're express
Won't you let me go with you?
Yes, my love, yes.

Yes, My Love, Yes.
Link Posted: 9/19/2013 8:00:21 AM EST
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Originally Posted By squirrelslayer1:
One of my favorites. PP&M have already done most of the work for you too.

Rest in Peace, Mary.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fto9ji994JY



The Cruel War is raging, Johnny has to fight
I want to be with him from morning to night.
I want to be with him, it grieves my heart so,
Won't you let me go with you?
No, my love, no.

Tomorrow is Sunday, Monday is the day
That your Captain will call you and you must obey.
Your captain will call you it grieves my heart so,
Won't you let me go with you?
No, my love, no.

I'll tie back my hair, men's clothing I'll put on,
I'll pass as your comrade, as we march along.
I'll pass as your comrade, no one will ever know.
Won't you let me go with you?
No, my love, no.

Oh Johnny, oh Johnny, I fear you are unkind
I love you far better than all of mankind.
I love you far better than words can e're express
Won't you let me go with you?
Yes, my love, yes.

Yes, My Love, Yes.
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Doesn't really work for a man to be singing that one unaccompanied . . .
Link Posted: 9/19/2013 8:03:06 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2013 8:09:41 AM EST by NC_Preacher]
Link Posted: 9/19/2013 8:13:03 AM EST
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Originally Posted By NC_Preacher:
Ballad of the Green Beret.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y5GDvN9_OE

We Were Soldiers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDgODBhdYzM
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Hmm . . . I lik Sgt. McKenzie a lot, but I think the background music sets a lot fo the tone for the song. I'll look up the lyrics and think about it.
Link Posted: 9/19/2013 8:21:22 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Jame_Retief:



Hmm . . . I lik Sgt. McKenzie a lot, but I think the background music sets a lot fo the tone for the song. I'll look up the lyrics and think about it.
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Originally Posted By Jame_Retief:
Originally Posted By NC_Preacher:
Ballad of the Green Beret.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y5GDvN9_OE

We Were Soldiers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDgODBhdYzM



Hmm . . . I lik Sgt. McKenzie a lot, but I think the background music sets a lot fo the tone for the song. I'll look up the lyrics and think about it.


That particular rendition is simply a single tone in the background (why I chose it over other versions) so that should help.
Link Posted: 9/20/2013 10:47:12 AM EST
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Originally Posted By NC_Preacher:


That particular rendition is simply a single tone in the background (why I chose it over other versions) so that should help.
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Originally Posted By NC_Preacher:
Originally Posted By Jame_Retief:
Originally Posted By NC_Preacher:
Ballad of the Green Beret.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y5GDvN9_OE

We Were Soldiers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDgODBhdYzM



Hmm . . . I lik Sgt. McKenzie a lot, but I think the background music sets a lot fo the tone for the song. I'll look up the lyrics and think about it.


That particular rendition is simply a single tone in the background (why I chose it over other versions) so that should help.


I can appreciate that.

Anybody else?
Link Posted: 10/31/2013 4:08:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/31/2013 4:16:52 PM EST by Rickky]
I thought a Cappella is a term applied to singing without any accompaniment.
I don't know of any about war but the best I have heard was the one in the movie " Once upon a time in the west"
Takes a lot of talent and wide vocal range most pop singers couldn't do this.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPvoPxQPx2I[/youtube]
Link Posted: 11/30/2013 12:13:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/30/2013 12:18:02 PM EST by Jame_Retief]
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Originally Posted By Rickky:
I thought a Cappella is a term applied to singing without any accompaniment.
I don't know of any about war but the best I have heard was the one in the movie " Once upon a time in the west"
Takes a lot of talent and wide vocal range most pop singers couldn't do this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPvoPxQPx2I
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Sorry for not responding for so long.

Yes, a cappella is with no accompaniment, just voice. That is what I intend to do.

ETA: and I will not be singing that . . . um . . . song. Nothing personal, mind you, but that isn't something that I can sing and have it make sense.
Link Posted: 12/7/2013 6:23:47 PM EST
Kind of a protest theme (if that matters) but astounding a Cappella harmony on this one:

Gulf War Song (Moxy Fruvous)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2Y7HslyQXE
Link Posted: 12/8/2013 7:08:55 PM EST
Not a capella but I think it wouldn't lose any of it's feeling if it was:

Link Posted: 12/9/2013 6:19:37 AM EST
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Originally Posted By M-1975:
Not a capella but I think it wouldn't lose any of it's feeling if it was:

http://youtu.be/sThQaRXVDaM
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In the OP . Just by the Fury's rather than DKM.
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 6:04:25 AM EST
And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda is a very moving song about WWI; The Clancy Brothers did an excellent near-acapella version years ago.

Johnny I Hardly Knew Ya; First version I ever heard was by The Clancy Brothers, DKM did a more recent version that may be easier to find, but isn't as good IMO

Faraway Coast; by DKM

Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:14:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/11/2013 6:14:48 PM EST by Jame_Retief]

Not a great recording (or rip, I should say).



Couldn't find a decent Youtube of Waltzing Matilda. The Aussie Bush Band does a striking version, but it is quite old.
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