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Gatherer's Grand Collection
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While I'm on a roll with this one. The Irish "Salonika" (which I learned about from hearing Jimmy Crowley sing and talk about it):

http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/irish-...lonika.htm
http://www.mysongbook.de/msb/songs/s/salonika.html

The Turkish "Salonica Song":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1IAn0nYiIU
http://www.turkuler.com/nota/ezgi_bir_fi...ardi_.html

and the other Turkish one "Beat the drums":

http://www.notalar.org/videonota/turku/C.../1021.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9fYGraSWUA

Both of those Turkish (or possibly Greek, originally) songs are sombre pieces about death and separation.

It's intriguing that this recent Turkish music video of the first song references (in the middle) the "birdcage" constructed by the British troops:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9fYGraSWUA

I'd never have known what that meant without reading that Army history site. (It's beautifully sung by the Kurdish singer Zara, but the videography is otherwise like a bad shampoo advert).

Given the number of different nationalities involved, there are probably songs about this war zone in several other languages. It was a bad place to be, wherever you were from.
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Gatherer's Grand Collection - by nigelgatherer - 08-08-2016, 08:39 PM
RE: Gatherer's Grand Collection - by John Kelly - 11-08-2016, 11:22 AM
RE: Gatherer's Grand Collection - by Eric R - 11-08-2016, 03:37 PM
RE: Gatherer's Grand Collection - by John Kelly - 11-08-2016, 04:36 PM
RE: Gatherer's Grand Collection - by JAJ - 24-08-2016, 10:19 AM
RE: Gatherer's Grand Collection - by Alistair - 31-08-2016, 07:58 PM
RE: Gatherer's Grand Collection - by John Kelly - 01-09-2016, 10:10 AM
RE: Gatherer's Grand Collection - by Alistair - 01-09-2016, 11:59 AM
RE: Gatherer's Grand Collection - by Alistair - 01-09-2016, 03:38 PM
RE: Gatherer's Grand Collection - by Jack Campin - 26-09-2016, 07:01 PM
RE: Gatherer's Grand Collection - by Alistair - 26-09-2016, 08:27 PM
RE: Gatherer's Grand Collection - by Trish Santer - 27-09-2016, 08:24 AM
RE: Gatherer's Grand Collection - by Alistair - 27-09-2016, 01:13 PM
RE: Gatherer's Grand Collection - by John Kelly - 27-09-2016, 09:50 AM
RE: Gatherer's Grand Collection - by Jack Campin - 27-09-2016, 11:36 AM
RE: Gatherer's Grand Collection - by Trish Santer - 27-09-2016, 04:09 PM
RE: Gatherer's Grand Collection - by Trish Santer - 27-09-2016, 01:30 PM
RE: Gatherer's Grand Collection - by Jack Campin - 27-09-2016, 11:57 PM

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