the song ?


Hi:
does anybody know what is song name of the movies and who is the singer and where I can download it ?
it's someting like this :
"hey soldier hey soldier would you marry me ? "

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The singer was Maddy Prior.

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The liner notes of my original soundtrack LP state the the song is called "The Bold Grenadier", and it is sung by the late Isla Cameron.

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If my memory serves correctly, James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt recorded a version of this folk standard on his ONE MAN DOG album, back in the '70s. I think this version was called "One Morning in May."

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At the time of this post (June 2010), various used and new copies of the Far from the Madding Crowd soundtrack album, in both CD and LP format, are available for a wide variety of prices through Amazon and elsewhere. The album does include Isla Cameron's rendition of the folksong "The Bold Grenadier", as heard in the film.

In the "Bold Grenadier" track, the orchestral passage that the end of the vocal melody transitions into is one of my favorite moments in all film music.

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Isla Cameron chose the songs and they were brilliantly done and absolutely apropos of the action! (So apropos I actually thought of this song when Frank appeared--before the song played!)

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