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Brighton Camp - Music Video (The girl i left behind me)

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Brighton Camp - Music Video (The girl i left behind me)

♫A march which comes from a traditional Anglo-Irish folk song♫
♫Una Marcha que proviene de una cancion tradicional Anglo-irlandesa♫




The clips used in this video are from the movies:
-Barry Lyndon (1975)
-Waterloo (1970)
-The Buccaneer (1958)

☞Si no Hablas Ingles y tienes alguna sugerencia puedes comentar en español, hablo ambos idiomas.

☞Put your ideas in the comments, I really appreciate it. I will put the one of the idea in the ending!

☞I do not own any clips or music. All clips and music belong to their respectful owners. I do not earn any money with this video. This video is for enjoyment purposes only
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Brighton Camp / The Girl I left behind me

A march which comes from a traditional Anglo-Irish folk song, this is from the Waterloo (1970) soundtrack
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The Girl I Left Behind Me

The classic departure song of the British Army. A popular tune which has acquired many sets of lyrics through the years, this is probably the earliest version, dating to the period of the Seven Years' War (1756--1763).

I'm lonesome since I crossed the hill,
And o'er the moor and valley,
Such grievous thoughts my heart do fill,
Since parting with my Sally
I seek no more the fine or gay,
For each does but remind me
How swift the hours did pass away,
With the girl I left behind me.

O ne'er shall I forget the night,
The stars were bright above me
And gently lent their silvery light
When first she vowed to love me
But now I'm bound to Brighton camp
Kind heaven, then, pray guide me
And send me safely back again,
To the girl I left behind me.
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The Girl I Left Behind Me (Quick March)

Shadow Ridge Middle School
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American Marching Song The Girl I left behind Me

The Girl I left behind Me (trad.)

[only for education as a stimulus for new works (fair use)]

The Girl I Left Behind Me (Brighton Camp)

The Irish tune The Girl I Left Behind Me or as it is called in the UK Brighton Camp. It was traditionally played on the Irish flute or fife and often as a march,

The Girl I Left Behind Me

The Girl I Left Behind Me is an English folk song that dates back to the Elizabethan Era. This video has photos and paintings of the British Army from the Revolutionary War Era to WW1. Hope you enjoy!

The Girl I Left Behind Me (Brighton Camp)

British/American ballad. D/G melodeon.

The Girl I Left Behind Me (Brighton Camp)

Played by Lilia and Irina Porter, arr. by G.Lyne for Young Miscellany (

What is the song about?
The Girl I Left Behind Me (Brighton Camp) is sung by a soldier going to war, who remembers the beautiful girl whom he left back home, hoping to return to her soon.
Where did it start?
As with many folk songs, no one knows for sure. Some date the song to the times of Queen Elizabeth I (17th century), when it was played when soldiers or a naval ship left for war.
William Chappell, a music researcher and writer (of music publishers Chappell and Co. fame) and the first person who seriously studied traditional English tunes, in 1859 dated the song to 1758, when there were military encampments on the coast of the English Channel. This was during the Seven Years War, when the French planned an invasion of Britain, which never materialised.
The first printed mention The Girl I Left Behind is from Ireland, in a serial song collection The Charms of Melody, printed in Dublin in 1791. The earliest known version of the melody was printed about 1810 in Hime's Pocket Book for the German Flute or Violin (Dublin).
The Girl I Left Behind Me travels around the world
In the 19th century this tune had some different Irish and English language lyrics in Ireland, including one called An Spailpín Fánach (The Rambling Labourer).
Early American settlers mention a song called Brighton Camp, but it might have had a different tune.
During the Napoleonic wars (1812), when America quarrelled with England once again, after the Wars of Independence, the song became popular in the US army as a marching tune – it is easy to play on the fife, a staple instrument of military bands.
During American Civil War both sides popularised the song with their own adapted lyrics, one version inspired by the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
In the early stages of WWI, the British army used an obscene version of this song which ran in part:

Kaiser Bill is feeling ill,
the Crown Prince has gone barmy,
We don't give a f*** for old von Kluck
And all his bleedin' army

The Girl I Left Behind Me Lives On
The song found its way into the modern culture, too, from Bug’s Bunny (A Wild Hare), where he plays it on a carrot for a fife, and Popeye cartoon Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor, to films about American civil war, Westerns and the Indian War, as well as TV series Hornblower and Sharpe’s Company. It features in the 1968 film The Charge of the Light Brigade and 1970s film Waterloo.

There are over 50 recordings of the song by various artists, including being referenced by Glenn Miller's arrangement of American Patrol, popularised during World War II. Bing Crosby included the song in a medley on his album 101 Gang Songs (1961).

The site sessions.org mentions 15 settings of the tune, as well as numerous name variations and the fact that it was added to 226 tunebooks.

The tune is popular with Morris dancers, often referred to as Brighton Camp, (Polka step in Morris dance, or as a 2/2 country dance tune). It was collected from musicians of the Cotswolds villages, where it was part of the popular music traditions.

The Lyrics:

I'm lonesome since I crossed the hill,
And o'er the moorland sedgy
Such heavy thoughts my heart do fill,
Since parting with my Betsey
I seek for one as fair and gay,
But find none to remind me
How sweet the hours I passed away,
With the girl I left behind me.

O ne'er shall I foget the night,
the stars were bright above me
And gently lent their silv'ry light
when first she vowed to love me
But now I'm bound to Brighton camp
kind heaven then pray guide me
And send me safely back again,
to the girl I left behind me

Her golden hair in ringlets fair,
her eyes like diamonds shining
Her slender waist, her heavenly face,
that leaves my heart still pining
Ye gods above oh hear my prayer
to my beauteous fair to find me
And send me safely back again,
to the girl I left behind me

The bee shall honey taste no more,
the dove become a ranger
The falling waters cease to roar,
ere I shall seek to change her
The vows we made to heav'n above
shall ever cheer and bind me
In constancy to her I love,
the girl I left behind me.

More pictures and sources -

Brighton Camp or The Girl I Left Behind Me

melodeon.net tune of the month August 2011
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The girl I left behind me (Quick marching song)

A British marching song that is about soldiers leaving for war or a naval ship deporting. The song can be from 1650 as Brighton Camp but there's no proof to back up the claim. Personally one of my favorite songs!

Only for educational use, I'm protected by Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976.

Fife and drum at Fort Napoleon #2 - Brighton Camp/The Girl I Left Behind Me

A popular folksong that is also a famous march, played usually when e company/regiment/... left or returned to barracks, encampment, hometown, ...

The following are lyrics dating back to circa 1790. There are however different versions that have been sung throughout the history of the song.
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I'm lonesome since I crossed the hill,
And o'er the moor and valley.
Such grievous thoughts my heart do fill,
Since parting with my Sally.
I seek no more the fine nor gay,
For each does but remind me,
How swift the hours did pass away,
With the girl I left behind me.

Oh, ne'er shall I forget the night,
The stars were bright above me,
And gently lent their silvery light,
When first she vowed to love me.
But now I'm bound for Brighton Camp,
Kind Heaven, then, pray guide me,
And send me safely back again,
To the girl I left behind me.

song Brighton camp/girl I left behind me. played by fife and drums

Excelsior Fife and drum civil war reenactors at the Genesee Country Village and Museum. Mumford NY, July 4th 2019.

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The Girl I Left Behind (Brighton Camp)

An arrangement of the traditional English folk song, The Girl I Left Behind Me (tune: Brighton Camp), for guitar and voice. For the chords and lyrics, go to

The Girl I Left Behind/Brighton Camp

Old English tune, but as I learned it. Played in #mybackyard for the #287th 's #quarantunes. Wash your hands.
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The Girl I Left Behind Me

All of these tracks are from the California Consolidated Drum Band. Please check them out here:

THE GIRL I LEFT BEHIND ME - AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY SONG

12-string Guitar: The Girl I Left Behind Me (AKA Brighton Camp)

A request for Rikki0 this time. The tune to this song is the same as the one used in The Waxies' Dargle, but without the chorus. I have not heard these words, although I seem to recollect the song probably from a movie as being one that US Cavalry might have sung.
Much folklore has arisen regarding this tune. One source states the tune was popular as far back as Queen Elizabeth's (Elizabeth I) reign and was played whenever a regiment left town or a man-of-war set sail. Another theory is that the tune originated in 1758 when Admiral's Hawke and Rodney were watching the French fleet off the coast.*
Theodore Ralph writes that the tune was known in America as early as 1650 and indicates it was a traditional fife tune, imported from England as Brighten Camp. The tune became generally popular during the Revolution.
The tune was known in Ireland as The Rambling Laborer and The Spailpin Fanach and was first published in Dublin in 1791.

Brighton Camp (The Girl I Left Behind Me)

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Brighton Camp (The Girl I Left Behind Me) · Eric Lugosch

New Tradition

℗ Acoustic Music Records

Released on: 2011-08-24

Author: DR
Composer: Traditional
Music Publisher: D.R

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Neil Sedaka - The Girl I Left Behind Me (1969)

From the Australian album Workin' On A Groovy Thing and its British counterpart Sounds Of Sedaka

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