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Posted By: Ythanside
18-May-07 - 09:37 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: WWII Song:'Come bury me out in Benghazi'
Subject: Lyr Req: WWII Song:'Come bury me out in Benghazi'
Heard this once, and can remember only snippets, but would love to hear the complete thing. Being a WWII army song it will possibly/probably have several versions. The tune is 'Red River Valley'.
'Oh come bury me out in Benghazi,
Way out under the Libyan sun,
It was there that the poor British Tommy,
Died for an old Eyetie gun.'
Another verse begins, 'He raised himself up on one elbow'.
Have asked around at festivals for twenty-odd years without success, so here's hoping.