Will Ye No' Come Back Again
A traditional Scottish folk tune with words written by Lady Nairne (Carolina Oliphant) who lived from 1766-1845. The words are from a Scots poem also known as "Bonnie Charlie," with the song first published as part of the collection entitled "The Scottish Minstrel" (1821-1824). Performed upon my Hohner musette accordion, a 4/5 reed instrument in LMMM configuration. The sheet music is from the collection entitled "The Folksong Fake Book" published by Hal Leonard. This song appears in the classic 1939 film "Gunga Din" produced and directed by George Stevens, starring Cary Grant, Victor McLaglen and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. When the British Army is sent to rescue several missing soldiers, this song is sung by the troops marching to save their comrades. Interestingly enough, the film was shot on location in the Alabama Hills near Lone Pine, California. Author Dave Holland tells the story behind this film and many others in his fascinating book "On Location in Lone Pine." The scenery certainly suggests the rugged wilderness of colonial India, and Holland indicates where each segment was filmed (including the Temple of Kali location just off Horseshoe Meadow Road, the remarkable British Fort near Indian Springs and the wonderfully exotic Tantrapur Village). Holland's book was published by The Holland House in September 1990.
Cover of the DVD for the 1939 film "Gunga Din" directed by George Stevens, starring Cary Grant as Sergeant Cutter, Victor McLaglen as Sergeant MacChesney, and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. as Sergeant Ballantine. Other stars include Sam Jaffe as Gunga Din the Regimental Bhisti, Eduardo Ciannelli as the Guru, and Joan Fontaine as Emmy.
The cover of Dave Holland's book "On Location in Lone Pine," a comprehensive list of all the films made at the scenic location of the Alabama Hills near Lone Pine, California. Holland gives a detailed account of all the memorable locations for the 1939 adventure film "Gunga Din" and relates many interesting stories regarding the production of this cinema classic.
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