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Origins: The Sergeant-major

CET 28 Dec 12 - 11:51 AM
Leadfingers 28 Dec 12 - 12:22 PM
Ged Fox 28 Dec 12 - 01:12 PM
CET 28 Dec 12 - 01:59 PM
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Subject: Origins: The Sergeant-major
From: CET
Date: 28 Dec 12 - 11:51 AM

My sister was asking me about a song she heard in May of this year while on holiday in Essex. Apparently there were plenty of impromptu sessions in the pubs, and one song she heard more than once had an Army theme and the title was something like "The Sergeant-Major". She heard the song somewhere near Greater Waltham. It occurred to me that people who sing songs in pubs in that area might have connections to Mudcat, so I thought I would see if anyone knew the song and could supply the lyrics or tune.


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Sergeant-major
From: Leadfingers
Date: 28 Dec 12 - 12:22 PM

There are several - Mostly Derogatory- Sergeant Major songs Heris one from George Formby


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Sergeant-major
From: Ged Fox
Date: 28 Dec 12 - 01:12 PM

Around the corner and under a tree
The Sergeant-Major was good to me.
He called me dear, he called me pet;
He called me lots of things I'd really rather forget...

I've the words (rendered fit for for publication)& music to that somewhere, if that's the one you're looking for.


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Subject: RE: Origins: The Sergeant-major
From: CET
Date: 28 Dec 12 - 01:59 PM

Thanks, I would like to get that song, although it isn't the one I was looking for.

It turns out that the mystery song was no mystery after all. My sister was quoting what she could remember of the song, and I realized that what she heard in the pub was "has Anyone Seen the Colonel', which she had never heard before! I thought every one who speaks English knew that one.


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