Tuesday, 1 March 2011

A song

In 1944 Lance Sergeant Harry Pynn, serving with 79th Division in Italy wrote a song called “the Ballad of the D Day Dodgers” to articulate the frustration of British soldiers in Italy with the fact that the British public thought they were having an easy time, compared with soldiers serving in Normandy.

Subsequently verses were altered and added by other soldiers, including one criticising Lady Astor. 

In the spirit of this tradition I have adapted this particular verse to a more contemporary matter.

To be sung to the tune of Lili Marlene.

Dear Professor Needham you think you know a lot,
Standing on your soap box and talking tommy rot
You, Scotland's sweetheart and her pride
We think your mouth’s too fucking wide
That’s from your MTAS victims in sunny Albany

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