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Thread #157042 Message #3773147
Posted By: keberoxu
16-Feb-16 - 01:16 PM
Thread Name: Peter Bellamy Kipling documentary
Subject: "Two by Two" from "Soldiers Three"
The website for the Kipling Society has a list of musical settings of Kipling's poems, indexed in alphabetical order; the list does not tell you everything, but it is a starting place.
For Peter Bellamy's "Two by Two", the Kipling Society list gives a single line of verse, " 'Less you want your toes trod off." It does not give the title that Kipling himself gave to the text.
That line about toes strongly points to "My Lord the Elephant" from the Barrack-Room Ballads, even though the Society list does not say as much.