[PW] Pratchett Song

d-lien University of Minnesota d-lien at umn.edu
Thu Jun 11 08:08:23 PDT 2015


See this:

http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=103194

Dennis Lien / d-lien at umn.edu

On Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 2:23 PM, Luke Owens <lilongjr at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm re-listening to the late Sir Terry Pratchett's novel NIGHT WATCH and
> got to wondering about the song that threads its way through Sam Vines'
> mind. The song has the repetitious quality and metre that indicates it
> would be a good marching song for soldiers.
>
> It starts by asking how "they rise up" and each verse tells which part of
> their body rises up first. I am  now wondering if this is based on a real
> marching song and, if so, what that song is.
>
> This is just for me, so no hurry Thanks in advance!
>
> Luke
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