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Thread #40287   Message #3723106
Posted By: Steve Gardham
12-Jul-15 - 03:29 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Suvla Bay
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Suvla Bay
I'm sure I've posted this before. Never mind.

I have 2 copies of Suvla Bay (In an Old Australian Homestead) sheet music. It is credited to Jack Spade. One copy has Charlie Chester on the cover and the other has Bertha Wilmott. Both are copyrighted 1944 and 1948 and there is no indication of an earlier WWI version.

I first came across it being sung by ex servicemen from WWII. There are recordings on the BL Sound Archive website as sung by my friend the late Mick Robinson and my late uncle Harold Sykes.