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Thread #32539   Message #1336052
Posted By: Bob Bolton
22-Nov-04 - 11:10 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Suvla Bay (Suda Bay) - Australian
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Suvla Bay (Suda Bay) - Australian
G'day freda,

Way back in another place (the top post of this thread) ... if not quite another century ... I did say:

"Bill Scott, in The Second Penguin Australian Songbook, says he learned the WWII version ("Suda Bay" and "August day") from an RN sailor in a Navy wet canteen in Brisbane in 1944. He says many older people, including his mother, knew the WWI version.

Which tune do you and Jenny sing ... Bill's mum's (Aus. Penguin Bk 2) or the more general (and less testing) version heard around the traps?

Regards

Bob