Battle of the Somme

Tune (Traditional adapted),
Music & Song by Phyl Lobl

Words: Phyl Lobl
Tune: Pipe Major William Laurie adapted by Phyl Lobl.

Thanks to Gregor Ferguson for supplying knowledge of the origin of the tune.

My father was a very young man when he was injured on the Somme. He joined up again for WW2 but was invalided home.

I wrote this with help from a book about the Somme titled ‘Vain Glory’, by Guy Chapman.

The tune is an adaptation of the Scottish Pipe Tune 'Battle of the Somme’. The track used here was from a long past Folk Festival performance.

Declan Affley is playing the Uilleann Pipes.