The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #40287   Message #3723113
Posted By: Lighter
12-Jul-15 - 03:38 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Suvla Bay
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Suvla Bay
Steve, I looked into the song's background for Gwilym, and my findings match yours precisely.

"Jack Spade" may be a pseudonym. It is possible that he or someone he knew actually did write the song during WW1 or not long afterward, but there is no trace of it before 1944, and no evidence that it was known at all, if it existed at all, in 1915-18.