miércoles, febrero 16, 2005

La guerra para terminar con todas las guerras.......

Este es uno de las canaciones mas famosas contra la guerra. De un hombre llamaba Willie McBride, (del Norte de Irlanda), con 19 anos quien murio en la primera guerra mundial 1914-1918 (15 milliones murieron). Pero ellos no estaban luchando para una bandera ni para su pais....estaban luchando para algo diferente, El autor de la cancion la escribio en Francia cuando estaba en uno de los cemetarios para los muertos. Vio el nombre de Willie McBride y decidio escribirle de el, es solo uno de los milliones y milliones de jovenes mucho mas joven de nosotros quienes murieron para absolutamente nada......aunque lo que es bastante triste es que todo estas personas jovenes pensaban que estaban luchando para terminar con la guerra para todos los tiempos.........no para ganarle. Como dice el autor de la cancion abajo.....

'The First World War was a definitive point in history; far more so than other wars, I think. So much ended with the First World War and so much began after it; there was nothing romantic about it, but it was the last of the idealistic wars.

So many of the people who fought in it thought they were fighting to end it - to start a total new age of human beings. You read the histories, you read the letters from the soldiers - there was a genuine belief that once this war was finished they'd create paradise on earth. It didn't happen .... There's no excuse for wars but if people in the First World War thought they were fighting to end all wars, that's a reasonable reason."

http://www.kev84.worldonline.co.uk/fureys%20no%20mans%20land.mp3

The Green Fields Of France
By Eric Bogle

Well how do you do young Willie McBride?
Do you mind if I sit here down by you're grave side?
And rest for a while 'neath the warm summer sun,
I've been walking all day and now I'm nearly done.

I see by your gravestone you were only nineteen
When you joined the great fallen in nineteen sixteen
I hope you died well and I hope you died clean
Or young Willie McBride was it slow and obscene?

Chorus:
Did they beat the drums slowly?
Did they play the fife flowly1?
Did the sound the dead march as they lowered you down?
Did the band play 'The Last Post' in chorus?
Did the pipes play 'The Flowers Of the Forest'?

Did you leave 'ere a wife or a sweetheart behind?
In some faithful heart is your memory enshrined?
And although you died back in nineteen sixteen
In that faithful heart are you forever nineteen?

Or are you a stranger without even a name?
Enclosed and forgotten behind a glass pane,
In an old photograph torn battered and stained,
And faded to yellow in a brown leather frame.

Did they beat the drums slowly?
Did they play the fife flowly?
Did the sound the dead march as they lowered you down?
Did the band play 'The Last Post' in chorus?
Did the pipes play 'The Flowers Of the Forest'?

The sun now it shines on the Green Fields Of France,
There's a warm summer breeze that makes the red poppies dance,
And look how the sun shines from under the clouds,
There's no gas, no barbed wire, there's no gun firing now.

But here in this grave yard it's still No Mans Land,
The countless white crosses stand mute in the sand,
To mans blind indifference to his fellow man,
To a whole generation that was butchered and damned.

Did they beat the drums slowly?
Did they play the fife flowly?
Did the sound the dead march as they lowered you down?
Did the band play 'The Last Post' in chorus?
Did the pipes play 'The Flowers Of the Forest'?

Young Willie McBride I can't help wonder why?
Do those that lie here know why did they die?
And did they believe when they answered the call?
Did they really believe that this war would end wars?

The sorrow, the suffering, the glory, the pain,
The killing and dying was it all done in vain?
For young Willie McBride it all happened again,
And again, and again, and again and again.

Did they beat the drums slowly?
Did they play the fife flowly?
Did the sound the dead march as they lowered you down?
Did the band play 'The Last Post' in chorus?
Did the pipes play 'The Flowers Of the Forest'?

Did the band play 'The Last Post' in chorus?
Did the pipes play 'The Flowers Of the Forest'?

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