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Thread #101783 Message #2058300
Posted By: Charley Noble
22-May-07 - 08:40 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: WWII Song:'Come bury me out in Benghazi'
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: WWII Song:'Come bury me out in Benghazi'
According to Roy Palmer (I wasn't there!) "In Bloody Orkney" was composed first after those islands were garrisoned early in World War 2:
"The Ayrshire Yeomanry, having been stationed in Orkney, took the song on moving to Caithness in 1941 and used it as the basis for "Oh, Fucking Halkrik."
Some soldiers are just never satisfied where they are stationed, it would seem!