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Thread #58054 Message #918173
Posted By: GUEST,Q
25-Mar-03 - 03:18 PM
Thread Name: Chord Req: Danny Deever (Kipling/Bellamy)
Subject: RE: Meanings, Kipling army song
The complete Kipling poems may be found as well at Kipling Poems
Kipling (1865-1936) was born in Bombay but was sent to England for schooling at age five. Stalky and Co. was written about these days.
When he was sixteen he returned to Lahore (1882) where he worked on the Civil and Military Gazette and on the Pioneer. His military poems were written in his spare time. After seven years, he returned to England and published his Barrack-Room Ballads.
He knew whereof he wrote.