The Boer War in Song


Dear Friends, Rhodies and Countrymen,

At last the secret is out! We have been keeping John’s “secret project” under wraps for the last couple of years. Now at last 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.

Following the Carte Blanche broadcast of their program on the Boer War on Sunday 25th September – Heritage day- This CD is uncannily similar to subjects covered in that wonderful and interesting show; the characters and impressions of the British and Boer soldiers, sieges, battles, the sadness of unknown soldiers’ graves, concentration camps, African involvement, Generals like de la Rey, Kitchener and Roberts, romance, characters like Breaker Morant,  humour …….and the list goes on.

This CD is, to our knowledge, the only one of its kind! 18 Songs covering most aspects of the war. Beautifully recorded and orchestrated with John at his vocal best, this amazing package comes with a booklet containing all the words and a short synopsis of each song together with illustrations. On our website will also be a link to more in-depth backgrounds to all the songs.

The songs are beautifully recorded with full orchestration and the package contains an attractive booklet with illustrations and lyrics of the songs.This CD is a compilation of history and days gone by, a must have for all enthusiasts!


Song List: Click here to read more about each song's history


Listen to some of the tracks:

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)

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SA (Rand) 155.00

USA & UK (Rand) 230.00

AU & NZ (Rand) 270.00








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