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Posted By: GUEST,Spike Woods
18-Mar-12 - 11:59 AM
Thread Name: You've heard of a place called Benghazi
Subject: You've heard of a place called Benghazi
Anybody know the song Under the Libyan sun? Sometimes called You've heard of a place called Benghazi. I have these lyrics :
You've heard of a place called Benghazi
Where most of the fighting was done.
And it was there that a poor British Tommy
Was shot by a Messerschmidt gun.
Then raising himself on his elbow
These were the last words that he said :
Don't bury me out on the desert -
Take me back to old Blighty instead.
If she'd been the woman she ought to,
She might have been raising a son.
Instead, he's shoving up palm trees
Under the Libyan sun.
Collected from John Bevan via Max Cole, Tenby 1963/4
I think there are more verses.