The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #71179   Message #2602743
Posted By: Bob Bolton
01-Apr-09 - 10:03 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Polar Bear and Crocodile (D Stevens)
Subject: RE: Req/Add: The Polar Bear and the Crocodile
G'day Artful Codger,

English Music Hall songs were certainly widely known in 19th c. Australia ... but I had a look at / listen to the Mudcat's rendition of Capt. Jinks of the Horse Marines and the tune has no relation to either of the (very different) tunes for The Nautical Yarn (Villikins and his Dinah and Dreadnaught)

... and any resemblance in the text finishes after the word "Captain" ...