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Thread #58054   Message #916671
Posted By: GUEST,Skippy
23-Mar-03 - 06:28 PM
Thread Name: Chord Req: Danny Deever (Kipling/Bellamy)
Subject: RE: Meanings, Kipling army song
The "file" is the "length" of a marching body of men/women(PC).A "blank file" is the way of forming a group that is not devisible by three to allow the last but one rank to have one or two in it, hence any quantity may march together.
Fronm this comes "rank & file"