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Thread #39591 Message #3087068
Posted By: GUEST,Rosemary Tawney
02-Feb-11 - 05:45 AM
Thread Name: Background Info: Chicken on a Raft^^^
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Chicken on a Raft (answered)^^^
My apologies - the last Guest was me having a senior moment (or perhaps beginning to believe what others frequently write about Cyril's songs) and I accidentally sent the reply without checking or signing it. Dave is quite correct.
It's definitely fried egg on fried bread, which by the time they had been kept warm for a long time in the mess must have been more like rubber on leather. Cyril never, ever, mentioned dried egg in any of his notes to the song, and since he spent only 3 years or so in submarines, not his entire naval service (as legend sometimes has it) there's no reason to think that "Chicken on a Raft" has any special sub. connotations.
Once again, enjoy your eggs