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Thread #13779   Message #3457606
Posted By: MGM·Lion
27-Dec-12 - 09:33 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: A Smuggler's Song (Rudyard Kipling)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Smuggler's Song (Rudyard Kipling)
Steve ~~ You ever been in the army? I have. Can recall quite a lot of singing at various times; esp in basic training when bulling up the barrackroom for CO's weekly inspection; and, later, on Mess Nights.   But any song like Danny Deever or Gunga Din or The Widow At Windsor ~~ I think not. I say again, if that was what he was aiming for, RK would have said so; and specified the tunes he had in mind to use, for that matter. He was not a J D Salinger style mystifier.