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Thread #46070 Message #3255785
Posted By: dick greenhaus
12-Nov-11 - 04:12 PM
Thread Name: Wartime Double-Entendre Songs
Subject: RE: Wartime Double-Entendre Songs
I have a recording of Hamish, discussing "Farouk" He said he wrote the first version, which was very short, and was set to the Tune of Egypt's national anthem which was played at every cinema he attended. He went on to describe how the fragment he wrote was adopted and vastly expanded by the troops.
Double entendre songs were more apt to appear in published sheet music aimed at a general public;the soldiers I knew used lyrics that were unabashedly bawdy.