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GUEST,CJB666 Skeletons and Bonfire Boys (2) Skeletons and Bonfire Boys 20 Oct 20

Tried to post this to TradSongs (YahooGroups) but it was rejected.

I wonder if anyone has researched the songs of the Skeletons (forerunners of the Bonfire Boys of Sussex)?

There's a fascinating article here:

Menace to sobriety: When Salvationists fought Skeletons

"In response to the "soup, soap, salvation" slogan [of the Salvation Army], Skeleton banners read "beef, beer and bacca". Makeshift uniforms were cobbled together by the Skeletons, and the Salvation bands were drowned out by a cacophony of whistles, horns and drums wielded by Skeletons, who sang their own songs, often with obscene or threatening lyrics."


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