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KING'S HORSES, THE (AND THE KING'S MEN) (Noel Gay / Harry Graham) Jack Hylton & His Orch. (vocal: Pat O'Malley) - 1930 Jack Payne & His Band - 1930 Ray Starita & His Ambassadors Band - 1930 Bob & Alf Pearson - 1930 Hit Of The Week Orch. - 1930 James Barton (feat. in the Broadway Revue "Sweet And Low") - 1930 Milt Shaw & His Detroiters - 1930 Cecily Courtneidge (feat. in the London Revue "Folly To Be Wise") - 1931 Ben Bernie & His Orch. - 1931 Charlie & His Orch. (vocal: Karl Schwedler) - 1941 Ted Heath & His Music (vocal: Dennis Lotis & The Stargazers) - 1951 Ian Whitcomb & His Dance Band - 1988 Also recorded by: The California Ramblers; The Big Four; Pasadena Roof Orch. The king's horses, the king's men, Marched down the street and then marched back again, The king's horses and the king's men. They're in scarlet, they're in gold, All dollied up, it's a joy to behold! The king's horses and the king's men. They're not out to scare the foe, You might think so, But oh dear no! They're out because they've got to go To put a little pep into the Lord Mayor's Show! It's their duty, now and then, To march down the street and then march back again, The king's horses and the king's men. The king's horses, the king's men, Marched down the street and they marched back again, The king's horses and the king's men. They're in scarlet, dressed in gold, All dollied up, it's a joy to behold! The king's horses and the king's men. They're not out to scare the foe, You might think so, But oh dear no! They're out because they've gotta go To put a little pep into the Lord Mayor's Show! It's their duty, now and then, To march down the street and then march back again, The king's horses and the king's men. (Contributed by Peter Akers - March 2010) ++++++++++ TRIVIA: Charlie & His Orchestra were an early 1940's Nazi-sponsored German propaganda swing band. Jazz music styles were considered rebellious by the Nazis, but, ironically, propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels conceived of using the style in radio broadcasts aimed at Great Britain, Canada and the United States. British listeners could hear the band every Wednesday and Saturday at around 9 pm. The purpose of the band was to stir pro-Nazi sympathy, draw attention to World War II Allied losses, convince listeners that Great Britain was a pawn for American and Jewish interests, and carry Adolf Hitler's messages in an entertaining form. The songs stressed how badly the war was going for the target audience, and how it was only going to be a matter of time before they would be beaten. American swing and popular British songs were initially performed true to the original, until about the second or third stanza where pro-German lyrics and monologues would be introduced. The band was led by Lutz Templin with vocals by Karl "Charlie" Schwedler. They made over 90 recordings between March 1941 and February 1943. As recorded by CHARLIE & HIS ORCHESTRA: The King's horses, the King's men Marched down the street and then marched back again The King's horses and the King's men They're in scarlet, they're in gold All dollied up, it's a joy to behold The King's horses and the King's men They're not out to fight the foe You might think so, but, oh dear, no! They're out because they've got to go To put a little pep into the Lord Mayor's Show It's their duty now and then To march down the street and then march back again The King's horses and the King's men The King's horses and the King's men Marched down to France and then marched back again The King's horses and the King's men They're avowed to march to the Rhine And hang out their washing on the Siegfried Line The King's horses and the King's men They couldn't do a thing to fight the foe You might think so, but, oh dear, no All the men are feeling low 'Cause they couln't put some pep into Churchill's show It's their duty now and then Make a glorious retreat and be decorated again The King's horses and the King's men (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - August 2011)

    


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