The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #58054 Message #919950
Posted By: GUEST,Lighter
27-Mar-03 - 03:08 PM
Thread Name: Chord Req: Danny Deever (Kipling/Bellamy)
Subject: RE: Meanings, Kipling army song
In the late 1950s, I heard someone on TV utter the phrase, "They're hangin' Danny Deever for the wearin' of the green." When I encountered Kipling's poem in school I immediately set it to that tune, and it works very well.