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Such a War Has Never Been

[words Les Barker, music Martin Carthy]

Martin Carthy sang Such a War Has Never Been on his and Dave Swarbrick's 1992 album Skin and Bone; it was re-released in 1993 on Rigs of the Time: The Best of Martin Carthy and in 2001 on The Carthy Chronicles. Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick also played this on their 1992 video 100 Not Out.

Martin Carthy commented in his original album's sleeve notes:

Les Barker is far better known as a writer of comic pieces and spoofs whose other side is not so often acknowledged. I put a tune to Such a War Has Never Been which itself grew from the experience of seeing on TV the first TV war, fought with prime time in mind.


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