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Lyr Req: ? wartime music hall song

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Barb'ry 24 Jan 12 - 05:32 AM
Charley Noble 24 Jan 12 - 07:31 AM
Barb'ry 24 Jan 12 - 08:01 AM
Mark Dowding 24 Jan 12 - 11:35 AM
Barb'ry 25 Jan 12 - 01:33 PM
Barb'ry 25 Jan 12 - 02:07 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: ? wartime music hall song
From: Barb'ry
Date: 24 Jan 12 - 05:32 AM

I was talking to a chap yesterday who said they had been looking for the words of a song his grandfather used to sing to him. It was about soldiers he thinks doing target practice and the 'punch line' was about a soldier being shot in the 'penny slot'. His grandfather must have been born around the end of the first world war, so I imagine it must have dated from then.
Does anyone have any ideas? I've asked Mark Dowding, who is a fount of music hall knowledge, but he is stumped.
Thank you
b


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: ? wartime music hall song
From: Charley Noble
Date: 24 Jan 12 - 07:31 AM

Interesting. Be patient. Someone will dig this one up.

Any other clues?

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: ? wartime music hall song
From: Barb'ry
Date: 24 Jan 12 - 08:01 AM

Something to do with a gun beginning with /a/ not ack ack, and the rows of soldiers lining up firing...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: ? wartime music hall song
From: Mark Dowding
Date: 24 Jan 12 - 11:35 AM

Very kind of you to say that Barbara. Other people are the Fount - I just look things up that they've done the donkey work on. No luck with this one yet though!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: ? wartime music hall song
From: Barb'ry
Date: 25 Jan 12 - 01:33 PM

any ideas?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: ? wartime music hall song
From: Barb'ry
Date: 25 Jan 12 - 02:07 PM

'with a dum dum bullet in the penny in the slot' apparently!


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