Trying to identify the original song

Discussion in 'Films, Music and All Things Artsy' started by antphilip, Aug 25, 2006.

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  1. Whilst driving home in the snow from good old bonnie Scotland at new years I heard a song on one of the more classically inclined stations which sounded very much like...

    http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/lyrics/antsgo.htm

    This jogged a memory where I was almost certain I'd heard the same base tune as another stand alone piece.

    So to the more musically inclined out there I ask this, is the backing tune to the ants go marching actually a classic piece? And if so which one?
     
  2. Antphilip

    The tune comes from the American Civil War and was sung by the Confederate soldiers. I think it is called "When Jonny comes marching home" So I guess it is a classic piece being about 140 years old.
     
  3. AlienFTM

    AlienFTM LE Book Reviewer

    Is this a Wah! or is that not "The Battle Hymn of the Republic", Shirley?

    Or a meringue? Or is my memory going with age and I should be listening to Radio Gaga?
     
  4. No it is definately not "the battle hymn... etc" I have that already.
     
  5. Spot on! Link here:

    http://www.contemplator.com/america/whenjohn.html
     
  6. Thank you one and all.
     
  7. The animals went in two by two, hurrah hurrah etc

    And they all went into the Ark for to get out of the rain

    fits the tune anyway
     
  8. You're all wrong! It's the Weetabix tune!

    MsG