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Thread #40287   Message #1210355
Posted By: Carol
19-Jun-04 - 07:58 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Suvla Bay
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Suvla Bay
I sing the song as Suvla Bay and the words are mainly from my mother

In an old Australian homestead with Roses round the door
A girl received a letter that had just come from the war
With her mother's arms around her, 'neath the blue australian skies
She slowly read that letter then hung her head and cried

Why do I weep, why do I cry, my love's asleep, so far away
He played his part that August day and left my heart in Suvla Bay

She has joined a band of nurses and beneath that cross of Red
She has gone to do her duty for her loved one who was dead
Many man they came to woo her, but she sent them all away
When she told them of her loved one
Who lay dead in Suvla bay

Why do I weep etc. twice

Yes, I can understand why it would have been considered bad for troop morale!