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Thread #46070 Message #3255594
Posted By: Lighter
12-Nov-11 - 12:00 PM
Thread Name: Wartime Double-Entendre Songs
Subject: RE: Wartime Double-Entendre Songs
In "Ballads of World War II" (1947), Henderson describes his text of "The Ballad of King Faruk and Queen Farida" as "Chiefly the authentic version, as sung (1942) in the First South African Division, Seventh Armoured Division, Ninth Australian Division, Second New Zealand Division and Fifty First Highland Division."
In other words, he combined a number of versions and added some of his own touches.