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Thread #31329 Message #4079820
Posted By: Sandra in Sydney
16-Nov-20 - 08:49 AM
Thread Name: Vietnam era protest songs
Subject: RE: Vietnam era protest songs
I've just been told by John's old mate Old Ho Chi Minh was written by John Dengate who had supplied a few other songs in the same issue of Singabout.
The original second line went: Take your napalm rockets and shove them them right up your ... er ... shirt.
The fourth verse finishes with: Takes (not Take) it on the chin ...
or the second line could have been "stick ‘em up your arse" according to his wife, or more likely, different versions were sung at different times!