The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #160996   Message #3821853
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
21-Nov-16 - 09:13 AM
Thread Name: Gunga Din. Racist or just of its time?
Subject: RE: Gunga Din. Racist or just of it's time?
But surely if I were to sing Gunga Din I would not be portraying my views at all but those of a soldier in India during the time of the British empire. Even then, in the last few lines, that soldier shows regret for abusing the eponymous water bearer. I suppose you would have to ensure that people did know they were not your views though! I recall someone singing Eric Bogles 'I hate wogs' and someone else, not realising it was satire, storming out of the room :-(