ON THE ROAD TO MANDALAY - Sheet Music Download


ON THE ROAD TO MANDALAY - Sheet Music Download
By Oley Spoaks. 1907
From 'Barrack Room Ballads' by Rudyard Kipling
Arranged for piano and voice.
8 pages including covers. PDF File.

From Wikipedia:
"Mandalay" is a famous poem by Rudyard Kipling that was first published in the collection Barrack-Room Ballads, and Other Verses, the first series, published in 1892. The poem colourfully illustrates the nostalgia and longing of a soldier of the British Empire for Asia's exoticism, and generally for the countries and cultures located "East of Suez", as compared to the cold, damp and foggy climates and to the social disciplines and conventions of the UK and Northern Europe.

The Mandalay referred to in this poem was the sometime capital city of Burma, which was a British protectorate from 1885 to 1948. It mentions the old Moulmein pagoda, Moulmein being the Anglicised version of present-day Mawlamyine, in South eastern Burma, on the eastern shore of the Gulf of Martaban.

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