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The Bonnie Blue Star
Tuesday, February 20, 2007

A jaunty marching tune


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Tune "The Irish Jaunting Car" (also "The Bonnie Blue Flag")

The Bonnie Blue Star

We are a band of Browncoats,

defenders of the Rim,

we hold the line for Liberty,

(and look around for trim.)

And when gorram Alliances,

puts out its hand too far,

we hoist on high our yellow-green flag,

that bears a shiny star

Hurrah, Hurrah,

For Rim World Rights, Hurrah,

Hurrah for the Yellow-Green flag,

that bears a shiny star.

So here's to Independency,

strong we are and brave,

like heroes foiling foul Shan Yu,

we'll fight our worlds to save.

And better than Alliance rule,

our end we would prefer,

So hoist on high the yellow-green flag,

that bears a shiny star!

Hurrah, Hurrah,

For Rim Worlds' Rights, Hurrah,

Hurrah for the Yellow-Green flag,

that bears a shiny star!

COMMENTS

Thursday, February 22, 2007 6:46 AM

BLUEEYEDBRIGADIER


This is beautiful! Excellent work, quandom;D

BEB

Monday, February 25, 2008 12:19 PM

TANKOBITE


Excellent; I love the Irish Jaunting car. Since this is going on a full year now, I doubt you're still around, but here's a toast.

I do have a question, since you put it as "the Irish Jaunting Car and the Bonnie Blue Flag" have you ever heard of it as the Irish Jaunting Car? I'm just wondering since that's a Crimean War tune and though Civil War music enthusiasts are rare to find, Crimea's even rarer.

Monday, February 25, 2008 12:34 PM

QUANDOM


As you may guess, I was inspired by an American Civil War gtune. Like so many of them, the music is Irish. The tune of the "Bonnie Blue Flag" is ascribed to the Irish song "The Irish Jaunting Car" but I admit I have never heard the original. Thanks for your comment on this and the other filk - 'Browncoat Grenadier'.


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