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Thread #79612   Message #1443417
Posted By: George Papavgeris
25-Mar-05 - 08:14 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Sir Richard's Song (Kipling/Bellamy)
Subject: Sir Richard's Song - what is the story?
Referring to the beautiful Kipling poem ("England has taken me"), set to equally haunting music by P. Bellamy.

What is the story behind the song? Does it have historical references?

I empathise with the song particularly, being in the same boat (all the fault of La Inglesa, of course).