Still
Your songs ring out your praises
Still
Their power floods our homes
Still
Their words tear through my heart
As the whistling troopie walks again
And my tears dilute
The blood-red wine…. 

~ Chas Lotter

That's what poet CHAS LOTTER wrote about singer, songwriter, entertainer and storyteller JOHN EDMOND;

The man JOHN EDMOND has certainly walked the walk of life! Along the way, he has reflected and documented in song his many human stories, be they light-hearted or tragic relating to his involvement in THE RHODESIAN BUSH WAR and his life in THE AFRICAN BUSH. He has researched and written about the life, times and characters of THE EARLY SETTLERS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA, THE GREAT TREK, ZULU WAR, FRONTIER WARS, ANGLO BOER WARS & WORLD WARS.

Among the 500 plus songs, JOHN has written. There will be something for everyone from Children, Outdoors and Wildlife enthusiasts, HISTORIANS, Aviators, pop and even love songs!

Over 250 of the songs and lyrics are published in the songbook “BEHIND THE SONGS”

Read all about JOHN EDMOND his life story in his published autobiography – “BUSHCAT – Minstrel of the Wild” available in a hard copy or on e-books.


A site well worth investigating for the variety it offers in MUSIC!

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The Boer War in Song

After visits to battlefield sites, writing and months in recording studios, the CD is completed. “The Boer War In Song”. This CD is a must not only for military enthusiasts but for anyone who enjoys John’s special way of capturing the human side of epic happenings in words and music.

The subject of the Boer War is keenly followed by thousands of enthusiasts the world over like battlefield tourists, war graves commission people, collectors of militaria, historians, relatives of Boer War participants, museum curators and everyone interested in their heritage and this amazing part of history.

CD LISTING

1. All the Pretty Flowers
(John Edmond)
2. Rag tag army
(John Edmond)
3. A Trooper’s Diary
(John Edmond)
4. British Tommy Atkins 
(John Edmond)
5. Johnny Boer 
(John Edmond)
6. The Hill at Magersfontein
(John Edmond)
7. The Siege at Elands River
(John Edmond)
8. Fearless
(John Edmond)
9. I will Lead Your Wagons
(John Edmond)

     

10. The Unknown Soldier
(John Edmond)
11. The Spirit of Breaker Morant
(John Edmond)
12. Blessed Angels
(John Edmond / Shelley Allan Edmond)
13. Shake Hands with De LA Rey
(John Edmond)
 14. What in the Hell was it for?
(John Edmond)
15. Run Away
(John Edmond)
16. I married me a Lady
(John Edmond)
17. Sarie Marais
(Septimus Winner /
Arranged & Translated by John Edmond)
18. We are good Friends now
(John Edmond / Shelley Allan Edmond)