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Thread #36510   Message #2138781
Posted By: Teribus
02-Sep-07 - 06:42 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Soldier and the Sailor (Soldier's Prayer)
Subject: RE: Origins: Soldier and the Sailor (Soldier's Prayer)
"Well, then, next of all, let us pray for our queen,
And a jolly great mother to us she has been.
And if she have one brat, then may she have ten!
May she have a bloody army!" Said the sailor, "Amen!"

Not so much sedition as self interest. In the days of the "Tot" whenever the Queen gave birth "Splice the Mainbrace" was piped through the Fleet.