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Thread #143515 Message #3833292
Posted By: Teribus
18-Jan-17 - 02:27 AM
Thread Name: Sammy Bar.. Irish version.
Subject: RE: Sammy Bar.. Irish version.
"I can not think of any with a "Hampshire flavour"!
Try "Cheering of the Queen" the very first song Cyril Tawney came up with that he put down on paper - HRH Princess Margaret asked him for the words, she thought it a very funny song and he obliged her. About as Hampshire and Naval as you could get.
The song is about what happened to the crew of the "T-Class" Submarine Cyril Tawney was serving in at the Queen's Coronation Review. Moored close to the shore of the Isle of Wight with the crew all mustered on the Conning Tower and Casing of the Submarine to cheer the Queen as she sailed past in HMS Surprise. As the Queen sailed past the crew of the submarine were attacked by "A swarm of gnats as big as bats", apparently the Queen and her Husband remarked on how enthusiastically the crew of the submarine were cheering. The song written down was often performed by the crew of HMY Britannia for the Queen.