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Thread #16088   Message #147985
Posted By: roopoo
11-Dec-99 - 03:04 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Sarie Marais
Subject: Lyr Add: SARIE MARAIS
When I lived in RSA I only ever heard it in Afrikaans, but we "souties" (derived from the Afrikaans for salt - one foot in S. Africa, one foot in UK, and certain bits of anatomy dangling in the salt sea) had our own version. I know it isn't what you're looking for, but here it is:

Not much, I know! I think it may be an old soldiers' song. Maybe it goes back to the Boer War. Somebody is bound to know. The tune is often heard as a military march, and I have heard it played on brass band radio programmes.


ps I don't, and never have possessed those certain bits of anatomy!