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Thread #32539   Message #435520
Posted By: Bob Bolton
07-Apr-01 - 09:33 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Suvla Bay (Suda Bay) - Australian
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Suvla Bay (Suda Bay) - Australian
G'day Naemanson,

As I wrote in the first post:
"These words are the WWI version. The song was recycled in WWII to refer to Suda Bay, in Crete instead of Suvla Bay at Gallipoli."

You will also note above that Les from Hull mentions:
".. a WW2 Royal Naval version of this song, about HMS Jervis Bay, an Armed Merchant Cruiser...".

Folk songs are reborn constantly to reflect current events and concerns - you will never pickle them in formalin.


Bob Bolton