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Thread #3154   Message #1936268
Posted By: Lighter
14-Jan-07 - 12:20 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: WWII and Patriotic Songs
Subject: RE: Song Lyrics - WWII and Patriotic Songs
Walrus, Ewan MacColl sang the song on his ca1959 album "Bless 'em All." The tune he used was "Ten Thousand Miles Away."

His text is from the 1945 "Airman's Song Book." I suspect it has been bowdlerized a little.

Oscar Brand recorded a U.S. version not long after. It is debowdlerized but very likely his own rewrite. Brand's tune was a
Stephen Foster song, "The Glendy Burke," IIRC.