Forty Years On (song)

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"Forty Years On" is a song written by Edward Ernest Bowen and John Farmer in 1872.wikipedia
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Edward Ernest Bowen

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"Forty Years On" is a song written by Edward Ernest Bowen and John Farmer in 1872.
Edward Ernest Bowen (30 March 1836 – 8 April 1901) was an influential schoolmaster at Harrow School from 1859 until his death, and the author of the Harrow school song, Forty Years On.

John Farmer (1835–1901)

John Farmer
"Forty Years On" is a song written by Edward Ernest Bowen and John Farmer in 1872.
The school song, “Forty Years On”, was written in 1872 with fellow teacher Edward Ernest Bowen as lyricist.

Pretoria Boys High School

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It is the school anthem for Beverley Grammar School, as well as, Wellington College, Wellington, Netherthorpe School, Tormead School, Spalding Grammar School, Pretoria Boys High School, Nelson College, Napier Boys' High School, Harrow School, Woodford County High School for Girls, Colyton Grammar School and Bolton School; it is specifically about life at school; is meant to give pupils now an idea of what it will be like in forty years when they return to their old school, and to remind old boys about their school life.
However, the school later adopted Forty Years On, originally the school song of Harrow School in London.

Netherthorpe School

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In the United Kingdom: the school song of the old Brewood Grammar School for boys, Netherthorpe School, Colyton Grammar School, Dover Grammar School, Woodford County High School in Essex, Beverley Grammar School in East Yorkshire, Bolton School, Manchester Grammar School, Stand Grammar School Whitefield, High Storrs Grammar School, Sheffield, Ecclesfield Grammar School, Sheffield (1931– 1973) the now defunct Salford Grammar School, the former Wyggeston Grammar School for Boys, Leicester (succeeded by Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College) and Harrow School's affiliated school, The John Lyon School.
The school has two school anthems, Forty Years On and Gaudeamus igitur; both are sung in certain assemblies and at special school occasions.

Vajiravudh College

In Thailand, at Vajiravudh College considered to be the country's best boarding school built by King Rama VI (King Vajiravudh) in 1910, the "tramp of twenty two men" became "The Might of Thirty Best Men" in reference to the school's supremacy in Rugby.
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"Forty Years On" is a song written by Edward Ernest Bowen and John Farmer in 1872. It is the main school song of Harrow School, and is sung there at the end of any songs (this is an occasion when old boys of the school return to hear the schools songs being sung by current pupils, or an occasion within houses for singing the same songs at the end of each term), followed by "Auld Lang Syne" and the British National Anthem ("God Save The Queen").

Beverley Grammar School

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It is the school anthem for Beverley Grammar School, as well as, Wellington College, Wellington, Netherthorpe School, Tormead School, Spalding Grammar School, Pretoria Boys High School, Nelson College, Napier Boys' High School, Harrow School, Woodford County High School for Girls, Colyton Grammar School and Bolton School; it is specifically about life at school; is meant to give pupils now an idea of what it will be like in forty years when they return to their old school, and to remind old boys about their school life.

Wellington College, Wellington

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It is the school anthem for Beverley Grammar School, as well as, Wellington College, Wellington, Netherthorpe School, Tormead School, Spalding Grammar School, Pretoria Boys High School, Nelson College, Napier Boys' High School, Harrow School, Woodford County High School for Girls, Colyton Grammar School and Bolton School; it is specifically about life at school; is meant to give pupils now an idea of what it will be like in forty years when they return to their old school, and to remind old boys about their school life.

Spalding Grammar School

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It is the school anthem for Beverley Grammar School, as well as, Wellington College, Wellington, Netherthorpe School, Tormead School, Spalding Grammar School, Pretoria Boys High School, Nelson College, Napier Boys' High School, Harrow School, Woodford County High School for Girls, Colyton Grammar School and Bolton School; it is specifically about life at school; is meant to give pupils now an idea of what it will be like in forty years when they return to their old school, and to remind old boys about their school life.

Napier Boys' High School

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It is the school anthem for Beverley Grammar School, as well as, Wellington College, Wellington, Netherthorpe School, Tormead School, Spalding Grammar School, Pretoria Boys High School, Nelson College, Napier Boys' High School, Harrow School, Woodford County High School for Girls, Colyton Grammar School and Bolton School; it is specifically about life at school; is meant to give pupils now an idea of what it will be like in forty years when they return to their old school, and to remind old boys about their school life.

Harrow School

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It is the school anthem for Beverley Grammar School, as well as, Wellington College, Wellington, Netherthorpe School, Tormead School, Spalding Grammar School, Pretoria Boys High School, Nelson College, Napier Boys' High School, Harrow School, Woodford County High School for Girls, Colyton Grammar School and Bolton School; it is specifically about life at school; is meant to give pupils now an idea of what it will be like in forty years when they return to their old school, and to remind old boys about their school life.

Woodford County High School For Girls

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It is the school anthem for Beverley Grammar School, as well as, Wellington College, Wellington, Netherthorpe School, Tormead School, Spalding Grammar School, Pretoria Boys High School, Nelson College, Napier Boys' High School, Harrow School, Woodford County High School for Girls, Colyton Grammar School and Bolton School; it is specifically about life at school; is meant to give pupils now an idea of what it will be like in forty years when they return to their old school, and to remind old boys about their school life.

Colyton Grammar School

It is the school anthem for Beverley Grammar School, as well as, Wellington College, Wellington, Netherthorpe School, Tormead School, Spalding Grammar School, Pretoria Boys High School, Nelson College, Napier Boys' High School, Harrow School, Woodford County High School for Girls, Colyton Grammar School and Bolton School; it is specifically about life at school; is meant to give pupils now an idea of what it will be like in forty years when they return to their old school, and to remind old boys about their school life. In the United Kingdom: the school song of the old Brewood Grammar School for boys, Netherthorpe School, Colyton Grammar School, Dover Grammar School, Woodford County High School in Essex, Beverley Grammar School in East Yorkshire, Bolton School, Manchester Grammar School, Stand Grammar School Whitefield, High Storrs Grammar School, Sheffield, Ecclesfield Grammar School, Sheffield (1931– 1973) the now defunct Salford Grammar School, the former Wyggeston Grammar School for Boys, Leicester (succeeded by Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College) and Harrow School's affiliated school, The John Lyon School.

Bolton School

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It is the school anthem for Beverley Grammar School, as well as, Wellington College, Wellington, Netherthorpe School, Tormead School, Spalding Grammar School, Pretoria Boys High School, Nelson College, Napier Boys' High School, Harrow School, Woodford County High School for Girls, Colyton Grammar School and Bolton School; it is specifically about life at school; is meant to give pupils now an idea of what it will be like in forty years when they return to their old school, and to remind old boys about their school life. In the United Kingdom: the school song of the old Brewood Grammar School for boys, Netherthorpe School, Colyton Grammar School, Dover Grammar School, Woodford County High School in Essex, Beverley Grammar School in East Yorkshire, Bolton School, Manchester Grammar School, Stand Grammar School Whitefield, High Storrs Grammar School, Sheffield, Ecclesfield Grammar School, Sheffield (1931– 1973) the now defunct Salford Grammar School, the former Wyggeston Grammar School for Boys, Leicester (succeeded by Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College) and Harrow School's affiliated school, The John Lyon School.

Auld Lang Syne

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It is the main school song of Harrow School, and is sung there at the end of any songs (this is an occasion when old boys of the school return to hear the schools songs being sung by current pupils, or an occasion within houses for singing the same songs at the end of each term), followed by "Auld Lang Syne" and the British National Anthem ("God Save The Queen").

United Kingdom

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It is the main school song of Harrow School, and is sung there at the end of any songs (this is an occasion when old boys of the school return to hear the schools songs being sung by current pupils, or an occasion within houses for singing the same songs at the end of each term), followed by "Auld Lang Syne" and the British National Anthem ("God Save The Queen").

National anthem

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It is the main school song of Harrow School, and is sung there at the end of any songs (this is an occasion when old boys of the school return to hear the schools songs being sung by current pupils, or an occasion within houses for singing the same songs at the end of each term), followed by "Auld Lang Syne" and the British National Anthem ("God Save The Queen").

Winston Churchill

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The "Churchill" was written to celebrate the life of the most famous Old Harrovian, Sir Winston Churchill.

Harrow football

"With the tramp of the twenty-two men" refers to the twenty-two players on the field during a game of Harrow football, a game that is ancestral to association football and played exclusively at Harrow School.

Forty Years On (play)

Forty Years On
It inspired the title of (and is sung in) Forty Years On, a play by Alan Bennett.

Young Winston

The song was also used in the films Young Winston (1972) and Never Let Me Go (2010).

Never Let Me Go (2010 film)

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The song was also used in the films Young Winston (1972) and Never Let Me Go (2010).

Githeri

Posho, Githeri, the Founders' Day dinner,

Wesley College (Victoria)

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In the Australian state of Victoria the song is sung regularly at prestigious private schools Wesley College, Melbourne, Haileybury, Melbourne, Camberwell Grammar School and Scotch College, Melbourne, being the official Old Boy anthem and at Melbourne High School's Speech Night (Graduation Night).

Haileybury (Melbourne)

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In the Australian state of Victoria the song is sung regularly at prestigious private schools Wesley College, Melbourne, Haileybury, Melbourne, Camberwell Grammar School and Scotch College, Melbourne, being the official Old Boy anthem and at Melbourne High School's Speech Night (Graduation Night).