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  • CaPePo


    February 2014
  • shoegazefan


    August 2013
  • firefly2811

    one of my faves by her

    July 2013
  • NorthernExile

    Worth another comment as this track is so simply stunning

    April 2013
  • Prospero_again

    I prefer the really old ones, rather than the written ballads, but she (and they) do it beautifully and with real feeling...!

    December 2012
  • thirdearband

    War...........there must be a better way.

    October 2012
  • NorthernExile

    A pretty dark topic but Sandy makes it sound beautiful. What a legacy she left.

    October 2012
  • WiltshireBull

    a perfect track for Sandy Denny........or does Sandy make it a perfect track? Great balance between vocals and instruments

    September 2012
  • Gerrykandler

    She even mentions Portsmouth - wonderful!

    August 2012

    Timeless beauty.

    July 2012
  • trikkidikki

    A beautiful and haunting song, delivered by the incomparable Sandy. I believe this traditional verse refers to the campaigns in the 1880's by the British Army in Egypt and the Sudan (not Napoleonic era, as I have read elsewhere, as that pre-dates the Queen [Victoria] referred to in the song). But it is as relevant today as it was then. Very sad indeed.

    April 2012
  • gilliananne

    gosh! Lovely song

    March 2012
  • Leaf_Thief

    So sad yet wonderfully beautiful at the same time. Sandy Denny's voice is majestic on this.

    October 2011
  • Staurhedning


    September 2011
  • Pentangla

    ♡ !

    August 2011
  • ianjpf

    Stunning Track Beautiful...............

    August 2011
  • SeaSunClouds

    sweet, one of their best efforts

    June 2011
  • alleseter

    Utterly beautiful. I find the rhythm section outstanding in its sparse accompanient to Denny's powerful singing

    March 2011
  • bobgreen623

    Wonderful. Admirable restraint from the instruments serves to make this all the more haunting

    January 2011
  • jmbrace


    November 2010
  • Pentangla


    November 2010
  • owen54

    A voice like soft liquid quicksilver.

    October 2010
  • burningairlines

    beautiful forever

    October 2010
  • OTW_MaDCaT

    Oh, cursed be those cruel wars...

    August 2010
  • steining

    ... great !

    August 2010
  • maestegexile

    A haunting song from a voice that continues to haunt long after the song ends. The melancholy nature of the ballad is conveyed evocatively by Sandy Denny and knowledge of her own fate adds to the sadness she imparts in her heart felt rendition.

    July 2010
  • bobgreen623

    Beautiful. Any music, any genre, any tag, Sandy is my favourite singer

    July 2010
  • Lissof_leuf


    June 2010
  • Manakete

    amazing song

    June 2010
  • Drazba

    sadly under appreciated

    March 2010
  • catweasel28

    Leaves me in tears every time I hear it. A perfect performance of a song, sadly, as relevant today as it was then.

    March 2010
  • softperson

    pure beauty till the last note

    October 2009
  • BabaJack


    September 2009
  • Bookman1974

    My fave Fotheringay track.

    July 2009
  • JerryZola25

    the perfect voice

    June 2009
  • Glenfarclas105

    Alexandra Elene McLean Denny - beautiful lady, beautiful song.

    May 2009
  • gt185

    wow super chilled

    May 2009
  • hinehead


    February 2009
  • yogdao

    My favorites are Sandy and Stones. Forever! This song is brilliant.

    February 2009
  • SlamdogMusic


    February 2009
  • Adukibean

    Sandy, we all still love you!

    January 2009
  • colinclarke12

    one of the best folk songs ever...ever

    October 2008
  • stevegruk

    Haunting and Beutiful Iraq,Afghanistan....

    June 2008
  • emilythecamel

    Oh that voice... much missed.

    February 2008