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Thread #30384   Message #390992
Posted By: GUEST,colwyn dane
05-Feb-01 - 09:09 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: D Day Dodgers
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: D Day Dodgers
Hi,

This Site has a version of the song which it attributes to Major Hamish Henderson of the 51st Highland Division.


And this Site has the fully Harry Pynn version - check the site index to access.
Unfortunately the sitemaster has drawn on the same source as myself - Roy Palmer's book - so the trail is not very warm.

Snuffy the song you quoted was sung by the REME in BAOR in the 50's;
for Royal Artillery replace with 'dreamy REME" one verse goes like so:-

"Down in the NAAFI beer-bar, twenty pints an hour,
We are the dreamy REME, we are a bloody shower.
We pick them up and we drink them down,
Pissed as a newt on half-a-crown,
We are the dreamy REME, we are a bloody shower.


Get hold of Roy Palmer's work it has over 120 songs and spans over a hundred years of soldiering.

Cheers,
Colwyn.