The British Grenadier has long been one of my favourite military marches. If you ever watched the movie Barry Lyndon you will remember the scene where the young Barry watched Gale’s Regiment passing by in review with the fife and drums playing ‘The British Grenadier‘.
From “Barry Lyndon” (1975)
I am not sure I have even heard of a movie set in the American War of Independence that did not have a scene with British redcoats advancing to the fifes and drums playing this particular march.
From “The Patriot” (2000)
From “Revolution” (1985)
A version with the lyrical accompaniment (the lyrics and a few more verses for you to sing along with are noted below):
And what would be a Trooping of the Colour without The British Grenadier being belted out?
Some talk of Alexander, And some of Hercules
Of Hector and Lysander, And such great…
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