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| Posted By: on: 11/22/2000 15:04:45 EST
|Hi, Knowledgeable Folks:
I was watching a Civil War video that I had borrowed from the library which mentioned a song/poem I had never heard of. Can someone on this message board identify this for me? (very little to go on).
The song (or poem) is called "When shall we meet again" and was sung every year at West Point's graduation exercises. All that was identifiable on the video was THAT line, and a tag-line or chorus which was "Never, no, never". The vid mentioned that at one of the 1861 graduation ceremonies when this was sung, it nigh onto dissolved everybody.
I don't know what this IS, but I think I know some of what it is not. I don't think it's a hymn-tune called "when shall we all meet again", pretty sure it's not Oliver Wendell Holmes. It MIGHT be something that starts "when shall we meet again, never to sever."
For the librarians among us (Miss Moore et al) I've checked the full run of Granger's and about 10 or so Civil War poetry books. Also, our music department can't find it.
OK, I'm stumped. Anybody know this song??