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« : September 12, 2004, 07:50:09 AM »

Does anybody knows the text from Story of a Soldier??? ???
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« #1 : September 12, 2004, 07:16:39 PM »

: THE STORY OF A SOLDIER - English : lyrics by Tommie Connor... :


: THE STORY OF A SOLDIER (as printed/sung on the "2001 COMPLETE" record/cassette/CD)
*Bugles are calling from prairie to shore,
*"Sign up" and "Fall in" and march off to war;
Drums beating loudly: Hearts beating proudly
March Blue and Grey : And smile as you go.

Smoke hides the valleys: and fire paints the plains,
Loud roar the cannons: 'Till ruin remains;
*Blue grass and cotton : Burnt and forgotten :
*All hope seems gone : So soldier March on to die.  

Count all the crosses and count all the tears,
These are the losses and sad souvenirs;
This devastation once was a nation
So fall the dice, how high is the price?

*There in the distance : A flag I can see,  
*Scorched and in ribbons : But whose can it be?
*How ends the story, : Whose is the glory?
*Ask if we dare : Our comrades out there who sleep.


Count all the crosses and count all the tears,
These are the losses and sad souvenirs;
This devastation once was a nation
So fall the dice, how high is the price we pay?

* = Lines on "original" soundtrack of Story of a Soldier

From a Leone board posting:
Bugles are calling from prairie to shore,
"Sign up" and "Fall in" and march off to war;
Drums beating loudly, Hearts beating proudly
March Blue and Grey : And smile as you say Good-Bye. :

Smoke hides the valleys : And fire paints the plains. :
Loud roar the cannons : 'Till ruin remains: :
Blue grass and cotton : Burnt and forgotten :
All hope seems gone : So soldier March on to die. :

There in the distance : A flag I can see, :
Scorched and in ribbons : But whose can it be; :
How ends the story, : Whose is the glory, :
Ask if we dare : Our comrades out there who sleep. :



 Thanks to Addie Smith who has the sheet music.: Bill

Tommie Connor also did lyrics for "I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"


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Posted by Addie Smith on April 25, 1999 at 22:48:41:
In Reply to: Re: Lyrics correction posted by Addalena Smith on April 25, 1999 at 22:32:40:

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: THE STORY OF A SOLDIER (as sung on the "ORIGINAL" record/cassette/CD)

: Bugles are calling from prairie to shore,
: "Sign up" and "Fall In" and march off to war.
: Blue grass and cotton, burnt and forgotten
: All hope seems gone so soldier march on to die.

: Bugles are calling from prairie to shore,
: "Sign up" and "Fall In" and march off to war.
: There in the distance a flag I can see,
: Scorched and in ribbons but whose can it be,
: How ends the story, whose is the glory
: Ask if we dare our comrades out there who sleep.


: (Too bad ALL of the lyrics weren't used.)
: Goodnight, Guys.....again....
: Addie


Posted by Chasman on April 26, 1999 at 14:26:32:
In Reply to: Dessert - Italian and French style posted by Addie Smith on April 26, 1999 at 13:40:17:
There are 3 verses posted here. If you listen to the song in the film itself, you'll find that there's another verse between 3 and 4 not included here, plus what sounds like still another different verse after 4, also not here.
Regarding the word "match", it sounds like "march" in the film and I'm inclined to believe "match" is a typo error somewhere in the chain; also because, as noted before, "march" makes more sense than "match" and "t" is right next to "r" on the typewriter keyboard.
The line "Our comrades out there who sleep" sounds like that in the film, but on the CD it sounds to me like "Our comrades out there to sing".  I suggest everyone check all this for themselves.

OK ... here is the lowdown on Tommie Connor, from "YOU MUST REMEMBER THIS ... " : POPULAR SONGWRITERS 1900-1980, by Mark White (New York: Scribner, c1985, p. 65-67): His full name is Thomas P. Connor, and he was born in Bloomsbury, London, on Nov. 16, 1904. His first published song (as lyricist) was in 1932. In the two decades following his breakthrough year, 1935, he had at least 10 chart-topping songs, including the English version of "Lili Marleen" (1944) and "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (1952; Connor also wrote the music). Also:
: "A writer of Tommie Connor's talent was much in demand in the theatre, in movies, and as a writer of special material for the famous. Between 1933 and 1977 he contributed lyrics for songs to more than 50 film musicals, his last commission being for THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY."
: Tommie Connor died in 1993 (his obituary is in the London Times, Dec. 27, 1993).



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« #2 : September 13, 2004, 05:15:15 AM »

Thank you very very much


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« #3 : September 13, 2004, 09:17:15 PM »

thank you...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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« #4 : January 07, 2005, 01:32:05 PM »

LOL,the lyrics of the Story of a Soldier were a classic topic on the old board... :)

The guy who speaks on one extra on the new GBU DVD also says the lyrics.He''s some film music expert and he''s on the short feature on Morricone and the music of the film.

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« #5 : May 07, 2008, 09:21:33 PM »

Thank you for the information about Tommie Conner.  I did not know that he had died and now I'm informed.  I was told that he was still alive and asked for information in a recent post.  Now I know.  It's amazing how much information I am getting. Thank you , thank you, thank you. You bounty killers rock!

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