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Thread #38054   Message #534137
Posted By: Gareth
23-Aug-01 - 05:01 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Admiral Hosier's Ghost
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Hosier's Ghost - Weymouth' shame
My memory can be a little weak at times, but didn't one of the Hanoverian Kings frequent Weymouth as a bathing resort - George III ? George IV ?

I seem to recall reading, that when the King went bathing the local Militia Band played as an entertainment.

Did that Royal Comand performance need a licence. ??

Is there a precedent ??

The McGrath - I can only remember a snatch of this Ballard on Naval Cut backs post Hawke's Victory over the French at Quiberon Bai but here it is on your theme -

"When we did bang, Monseer Conflan,
You sent us Bread and Beer,
Now the French are beat, we've nothing to eat,
For you have nothing to fear."