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Thread #36510 Message #2138280
Posted By: Rumncoke
01-Sep-07 - 07:52 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Soldier and the Sailor (Soldier's Prayer)
Subject: RE: Origins: Soldier and the Sailor (Soldier's Prayer)
I have the participants the other way round - that is a sailor and a soldier, so that the sailor is the lead - presumably in a Navy town such as Portsmouth (Hampshire England) that is to be expected.
First they imagine they are back at home.
Second verse they pray for beer/the whole brewery.
Third for cash/the Bank of England.
Fourth verse for peace/peace for evermore.
The tune is 'The larks they sang melodious' - otherwise 'Pleasant and delightful'