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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
Mingulay-

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.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble