Sheet Music: Lions Led By Donkeys

TitleLions Led By Donkeys
ComposerRoddy Campbell (1937—)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD major
Time signature9/8
Tempo108 BPM
Performance time0:55
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2023-04-14
Last updated2023-04-14
Download popularity index☆☆☆☆☆ 0.1 (relatively unpopular)
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Friday 14 April 2023

Tune of the Day: Lions Led By Donkeys

Jig by Roddy Campbell

Today's tune was kindly contributed to our collection by its composer, piper Roddy Campbell from the isle of Barra in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. He writes:

Incompetent toffs masquerading as army officers were much in evidence during the First World War, and although the phrase and various versions of it pre-date the 20th century, to many people the Lions led by Donkeys tag is forever associated with how the generals (donkeys) in that war stupidly and callously sent thousands upon thousands of infantry soldiers (lions) to their deaths.