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Thread #157042   Message #3772970
Posted By: keberoxu
15-Feb-16 - 04:57 PM
Thread Name: Peter Bellamy Kipling documentary
Subject: RE: Peter Bellamy Kipling documentary
Well, this isn't about the documentary per se, but a repertory question.

I have been to the invaluable website, mainlynorfolk dot info. Lots of info, indeed, and I will visit again. One song has little or no info, though, and it's a Kipling setting.

"Soldiers Three" opens with something called "Two by Two".   What is it? This song does not have a page of its own, as the rest of the songs have.

Is this Kipling's "My Lord the Elephant" about watch out for the elephant treading on your toes? Because it has some two-by-two parody lines in it.

Or is it not "My Lord the Elephant" but a different Kipling poem altogether? Many thanks.