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Thread #101783   Message #2057611
Posted By: Charley Noble
21-May-07 - 09:30 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: WWII Song:'Come bury me out in Benghazi'
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Fucking Tobruk

You are correct, and as one might expect there were many other variants including the one you mentioned and "Bloody Orkney". Here are the lyrics as presented by Palmer:

Fucking Tobruk

(From WHAT A LOVELY WAR, edited by Roy Palmer, p. 171; tune Early in the Morning or Baa, Baa, Black Sheep)

All fucking fleas, no fucking beer,
No fucking booze since we've been here;
And will it come? No fucking fear,
In fucking Tobruk!

The fucking rumours make me smile;
The fucking wogs are fucking vile;
The fucking pommies cramp your style,
In fucking Tobruk!

All fucking dust, no fucking rain,
All fucking fighting since we came;
The army's just a fucking shame
In fucking Tobruk!

The bully makes me fucking wild,
I'd nearly eat a fucking child;
The salt water makes me fucking riled
In fucking Tobruk!

Air raids all day and fucking night,
Huns striving with all fucking might;
RThey gave us all a fucking fright
In fucking Tobruk!

Best fucking place is fucking bed
With blanket over fucking head,
And then they think you're fucking dead
In fucking Tobruk!

"Tobruk" was a town in Libya which changed hands several times during World War 2; this ditty was composed by Australians while they were besieged for a couple of months in 1941.

Charley Noble