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Plains of Waterloo

Ballads of the Battle: marking 200 years since Waterloo

Today marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. The battle inspired a vast array of songs, ballads and dance tunes to be written and passed on. Here are a few, submitted by the good people of the internet. Thanks very much to everyone who contributed!

Lovely Elwina - Andy Turner
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Plains of Waterloo - Laura Smyth

The Eighteenth Day of June - Owen Ralph

The Eighteenth of June (Poor Boney) - Philip Lamble

The Plains of Waterloo - Gavin Atkin

Swaggering Boney - Richard Butterworth

Lamentation for the Fallen Heroes of Waterloo / Bonaparte's Retreat - Elaine Bradtke



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