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Playlist of John Edmond

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  • George

    3:16

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    George · John Edmond

    Troopiesongs - Complete

    ℗ 2011 John Edmond

    Released on: 2011-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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  • The Last Word in Rhodesian

    2:40

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    The Last Word in Rhodesian · John Edmond

    Troopiesongs - Complete

    ℗ 2011 John Edmond

    Released on: 2011-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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  • I Wish I Was a Blue Job

    3:25

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    I Wish I Was a Blue Job · John Edmond

    Troopiesongs - Complete

    ℗ 2011 John Edmond

    Released on: 2011-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • The Battle of Bembesi

    2:12

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    The Battle of Bembesi · John Edmond

    Troopiesongs - Complete

    ℗ 2011 John Edmond

    Released on: 2011-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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  • The Whenwe Song

    3:26

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    The Whenwe Song · John Edmond

    All Time Rhodesian Evergreens

    ℗ 2011 John Edmond

    Released on: 2011-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Troopie Boy You Won

    2:53

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Troopie Boy You Won · John Edmond

    Troopiesongs - Complete

    ℗ 2011 John Edmond

    Released on: 2011-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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  • The U.D.I. Song

    3:24

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    The U.D.I. Song · John Edmond

    Troopiesongs - Complete

    ℗ 2011 John Edmond

    Released on: 2011-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Sweet Banana

    3:35

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Sweet Banana · John Edmond

    Troopiesongs - Complete

    ℗ 2011 John Edmond

    Released on: 2011-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • The Incredibles

    2:29

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    The Incredibles · John Edmond

    Salute in Song to the Rhodesian Forces & the Fallen

    ℗ 2017 Roan Antelope Music

    Released on: 2017-11-11

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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  • Isandlwana

    4:30

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Isandlwana · John Edmond

    Songs of the African Battlefields

    ℗ 2014 John Edmond

    Released on: 2014-10-13

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Shangani Patrol

    2:16

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Shangani Patrol · John Edmond

    Troopiesongs - Complete

    ℗ 2011 John Edmond

    Released on: 2011-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • The Incredibles

    2:25

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    The Incredibles · John Edmond

    Troopiesongs - Complete

    ℗ 2011 John Edmond

    Released on: 2011-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • John Edmond Sweet banana

    3:38

    Decided to put it on YouTube since I could only find the actual RAR Anthem.

    All music rights are property of John Edmond.

    Picture is of our living history group.

    John Edmonds album 'Troopie Songs' can be purchased at his store:

  • In the Name of Grey

    2:21

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    In the Name of Grey · John Edmond

    Troopiesongs - Complete

    ℗ 2011 John Edmond

    Released on: 2011-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Pick Yourself Up

    2:02

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Pick Yourself Up · John Edmond

    Troopiesongs - Complete

    ℗ 2011 John Edmond

    Released on: 2011-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Voices of Rhodesia

    2:35

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Voices of Rhodesia · John Edmond

    Heritage

    ℗ 2007 John Edmond

    Released on: 2007-08-22

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Daisy

    2:15

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Daisy · John Edmond

    Troopiesongs - Complete

    ℗ 2011 John Edmond

    Released on: 2011-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • The Saints

    3:13

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    The Saints · John Edmond

    All Time Rhodesian Evergreens

    ℗ 2011 John Edmond

    Released on: 2011-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Baden-Powell

    3:04

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Baden-Powell · John Edmond

    Legends

    ℗ 2018 John Edmond

    Released on: 2018-02-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Agisymban Trilogy

    4:01

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Agisymban Trilogy · John Edmond

    All Time Rhodesian Evergreens

    ℗ 2011 John Edmond

    Released on: 2011-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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  • Rhodie Girl

    2:55

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Rhodie Girl · John Edmond

    All Time Rhodesian Evergreens

    ℗ 2011 John Edmond

    Released on: 2011-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • John Edmond - The Siege at Elands River

    3:28

    Visit for more songs.

    Lyrics:
    Brakfontein is a pretty good base, it's a pretty good place to be
    With the Southern Rhodesian volunteers and the men from the B.S.A.P.
    And a whole lot of diggers from Australia and the Rhodesia regiment
    and the water from the Elands River was fresh and heaven sent
    Oh you Elands River your water is heaven sent
    For a whole lot of diggers from Australia and the Rhodesian regiment.

    It was on the third of August on a crisp South African night
    And the Year was 1900 with the Boer war at its height
    De la Rey was in those hills with his 3000 men
    And the water from the Elands River was fresh and heaven sent
    Oh you Elands River your water is heaven sent
    De la Rey is in those hills with his 3000 men

    From the 4th August as the sun rose in the East
    For 12 long days with shell and shot they killed most every beast
    There were oxen, mules and horses and men were lying dead
    But the water from the Eland's river was fresh and heaven sent
    Oh you Elands River your water is heaven sent
    There are oxen, mules and horses and men are lying dead

    Our garrison was scanty a couple o' 100 or more
    De la Rey asked us to lay down arms to his 3000 Boers
    Rhodesians never surrender, that was our testament
    And the water from the Elands River was fresh and heaven sent.
    Oh you Elands River your water is heaven sent
    Rhodesians never surrender, this is our testament

    De la Rey is gone now, we don't know where he went
    Rhodesians never surrender, and that's our testament
    At the siege of Elands River, we made that testament

    Album:
    The Boer war in Song - What in the hell was it for

    © Copyright Roan Antelope music

  • Armistice Day

    4:00

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Armistice Day · John Edmond

    Salute in Song to the Rhodesian Forces & the Fallen

    ℗ 2017 Roan Antelope Music

    Released on: 2017-11-11

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Dads Army

    3:29

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Dad's Army · John Edmond

    Troopiesongs - Complete

    ℗ 2011 John Edmond

    Released on: 2011-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Back in the Stick

    2:54

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Back in the Stick · John Edmond

    Troopiesongs - Complete

    ℗ 2011 John Edmond

    Released on: 2011-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Jungle Green

    3:05

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Jungle Green · John Edmond

    Troopiesongs - Complete

    ℗ 2011 John Edmond

    Released on: 2011-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Black Boots

    2:34

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Black Boots · John Edmond

    Troopiesongs - Complete

    ℗ 2011 John Edmond

    Released on: 2011-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Salisbury Town

    2:35

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Salisbury Town · John Edmond

    Troopiesongs - Complete

    ℗ 2011 John Edmond

    Released on: 2011-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Keep Your Head Down

    2:53

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Keep Your Head Down · John Edmond

    Troopiesongs - Complete

    ℗ 2011 John Edmond

    Released on: 2011-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • You Aint No Hero

    3:12

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    You Ain't No Hero · John Edmond

    Troopiesongs - Complete

    ℗ 2011 John Edmond

    Released on: 2011-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Forgotten Soldier

    3:23

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Forgotten Soldier · John Edmond

    Troopiesongs - Complete

    ℗ 2011 John Edmond

    Released on: 2011-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Toast to Harry

    4:40

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Toast to Harry · John Edmond

    All Time Rhodesian Evergreens

    ℗ 2011 John Edmond

    Released on: 2011-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • We Stand Alone

    1:57

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    We Stand Alone · John Edmond

    Troopiesongs - Complete

    ℗ 2011 John Edmond

    Released on: 2011-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Down the River

    3:35

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Down the River · John Edmond

    All Time Rhodesian Evergreens

    ℗ 2011 John Edmond

    Released on: 2011-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • When You Say Zvakanaka

    3:11

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    When You Say Zvakanaka · John Edmond

    Heritage

    ℗ 2007 John Edmond

    Released on: 2007-08-22

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Toy Train

    2:56

    Provided to YouTube by AFRICORI

    Toy Train · John Edmond · John Edmond · Dewayne Blackwell · Dewayne Blackwell

    The Best of S.A. Pop (1960-1990) - Vol. 1

    ℗ 1994 Gallo Record Company

    Released on: 1994-06-29

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Flesh and Bone Soldier

    3:10

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Flesh and Bone Soldier · John Edmond

    Troopiesongs - Complete

    ℗ 2011 John Edmond

    Released on: 2011-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Ridgeback

    2:45

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Ridgeback · John Edmond

    All Time Rhodesian Evergreens

    ℗ 2011 John Edmond

    Released on: 2011-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Englishmen Up On Majuba

    3:36

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Englishmen Up On Majuba · John Edmond

    Songs of the African Battlefields

    ℗ 2014 John Edmond

    Released on: 2014-10-13

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Trooper Thomas

    3:01

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Trooper Thomas · John Edmond

    Troopiesongs - Complete

    ℗ 2011 John Edmond

    Released on: 2011-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Sarie Marais

    3:43

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Sarie Marais · John Edmond

    The Boer War in Song

    ℗ 2012 John Edmond

    Released on: 2012-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • The Gunship Calypso

    2:41

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    The Gunship Calypso · John Edmond

    Troopiesongs - Complete

    ℗ 2011 John Edmond

    Released on: 2011-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • The Green Leader Theme

    4:04

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    The Green Leader Theme · John Edmond

    Troopiesongs - Complete

    ℗ 2011 John Edmond

    Released on: 2011-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • The Great White Tribe

    3:19

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    The Great White Tribe · John Edmond

    All Time Rhodesian Evergreens

    ℗ 2011 John Edmond

    Released on: 2011-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Nobody Was There

    2:51

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Nobody Was There · John Edmond

    Troopiesongs - Complete

    ℗ 2011 John Edmond

    Released on: 2011-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • The Happy Safari

    2:36

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    The Happy Safari · John Edmond

    Troopiesongs - Complete

    ℗ 2011 John Edmond

    Released on: 2011-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Green and White

    2:21

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Green and White · John Edmond

    Troopiesongs - Complete

    ℗ 2011 John Edmond

    Released on: 2011-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • The Spirit is Strong

    2:42

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    The Spirit is Strong · John Edmond

    All Time Rhodesian Evergreens

    ℗ 2011 John Edmond

    Released on: 2011-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Morning Glory

    2:48

    Provided to YouTube by Africori Limited

    Morning Glory · John Edmond

    From the Heart

    ℗ The Gallo Record Company Vault

    Released on: 1981-01-01

    Artist: John Edmond

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • John Edmond - Goodbye is the saddest song

    3:50

    John Edmond was born on 18 November 1936 in Luanshya, Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) of Scottish parents. During his childhood his parents moved between Scotland and Central Africa, and he, therefore, attended school in Luanshya, Edinburgh, Scotland, and in South Africa at Christian Brothers College in Pretoria. He displayed a strong affinity to music at an early age, learning to play the mouth organ at the age of 3, as well as the bugle and drums while still at school. After school he started working at the Roan Antelope copper mine in Luanshya, but later joined the (Southern) Rhodesian Army in Bulawayo. During this time he bought his first guitar at a trading store for one pound.

    In the army he met Bill Coleman and together with Eugene van der Watt and Ian Kerr they formed the Bushcats Skiffle Group. After his military stint he studied computer science at Moore Hall in England, also hitch-hiking around Europe, playing in the pubs of Amsterdam’s dock area.

    On his return to Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), the Bushcats re-grouped, performing around the country. In 1967 John moved to South Africa, and worked as a computer programmer/analyst with the Greatermans group. In his spare time he concentrated on folk music and played at the Nite Beat, the Troubadour and many other Johannesburg folk music venues. This resulted in him forming The New Trends with ex-Bushcat Allan Goodwin and with Stevie van Kerken (Lange). The trio recorded two albums on the EMI label, but disbanded after two years. John then concentrated on song writing, with many of his songs being recorded by well-known artists such as Nick Taylor, Pat Gregory, John Berks, Four Jacks and a Jill, Dave Mills, Barbara Ray and many others.

    His break came in 1969 when Terry Dempsey heard him singing, and offered him a recording contract on the spot. He had immediate success, with seven of his 7” single releases charting on the South African Top 20:

    • “Fairy Tales” - #13 in 1970;
    • “Round and Around”, #13 in 1970. Written and produced by Terry Dempsey, and sung by John, this song was South Africa’s entry at the 1970 World Song Festival in Japan;
    • “Boom Sha La La Lo” - #10 in 1971;
    • “Pasadena” - #17 in 1972;
    • “Every Day, Every Night” - #7 in 1972;
    • His big hit, “Toy Train” - #6 in 1973, charting for 18 weeks;
    • “Goodbye Is The Saddest Song” - #10 in 1975.

    John left the computer industry to work at Gallo Music Publishing, where he eventually rose to the position of General Manager. He later left the Gallo Group to do professional karate and to run his own publishing company, Roan Antelope Music. He and his wife Teresa then bought a farm in the Limpopo Province and established a private game farm and lodge called “Kunkuru” (Tswana for Roan Antelope), where he still resides today.

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