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Thread #16088   Message #4146388
Posted By: GUEST,John T M T
05-Jul-22 - 04:34 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Sarie Marais
Subject: RE: Help: Don't understand Sarie Marais
My father was a navigator in RAF Coastal Command in North Africa, and he picked up a parody of Sarais Marie whilst there. He used to whistle and sing it when doing jobs around the house and one line stuck in my memory. "There's forty thousand Springboks in the old Transvaal, and none of them in Mersa Matruh"-just wish I could remember the rest of it!