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Thread #101783   Message #2056702
Posted By: Lighter
19-May-07 - 08:53 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: WWII Song:'Come bury me out in Benghazi'
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: WWII Song:'Come bury me out in Benghazi'
Ythanside, quite right. My thinking is that two songs may have been run together in a notebook or something similar. I'd be surprised if the Smith-Leake text were widely sung as is, simply because it tells two independent stories.

I'm sure others besides me would appreciate seeing your version(s) of "McCafferty," etc. That song also appeared on MacColl's "Bundook Ballads," as I recall. (Its tune is the same as the best-known version of the Irish "Croppy Boy.")