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Thread #58054   Message #919917
Posted By: GUEST,Greyeyes
27-Mar-03 - 02:42 PM
Thread Name: Chord Req: Danny Deever (Kipling/Bellamy)
Subject: RE: Meanings, Kipling army song
Story of the origin of Tommy Atkins can be found here. Blicky
However it may not be entirely valid, despite Wellinton's biographers, as there are several references to Tommy Atkins in War Office documents as early as 1743.