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Thread #94023 Message #1816576
Posted By: Joe Offer
22-Aug-06 - 08:38 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Don't Send My Boy to Prison (and parodies
Subject: RE: Can you NAME THIS TUNE ??-Dont Send my boy...
The first version at John's Website sounds like it's derived from the music hall song I have, recorded by Billy Bennett or Billy Williams, allegedly in 1946 (after both Bennett and Williams were dead). The second sounds more like the tune of a football fight song.
I've seen mention of a 1947 recording of a song with this name by the Prairie Ramblers, who performed with Patsy Cline. As far as I can tell, this recording is not currently available - I almost bought a Prairie Ramblers CD last night in hope of getting the song, but it didn't have it. Can anyboye find an American song titled "Don't Send My Boy to Prison - I have a feeling that the American song is quite different from the British music hall song.