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Thread #509   Message #3968031
Posted By: DaveRo
23-Dec-18 - 11:13 AM
Thread Name: Tune Req: Road to Mandalay (Kipling)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Road to Mandalay (Kipling)
Oley Speaks wrote a version, published in 1907.

Bellamy said in an interview: "We know that [Kipling] had specific tunes in mind when he wrote [the poems] but he never let on what they were." This could be an exception, of course.

There's a reference here to it having been written to a popular waltze tune.

Kipling himslef referred to it as a 'song' - though that was some time after it had become a song, I think.