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The Walrus Lyr Req: WWII RAF song (40) RE: Lyr Req: WW2 RAF song 12 Jan 08


Newport Boy,

The versions of your Lancs/Fortress verses I heard ran:

"We're flying Flying Fortresses at 40 000 feet
"Flying Flying Fortresses at 40 000 feet
"We're flying Flying Fortresses at 40 000 feet
"We've got bags of point five ammo and a teeny-weeny bomb"

"Glory, glory shall we drop it?
"Glory, glory shall we drop it?
"Glory, glory shall we drop it?
"We've got bags of point five ammo and a teeny-weeny bomb"

"We're flying Avro Lancasters at zero zero feet
"Flying Avro Lancasters at zero zero feet
"We're flying Avro Lancasters at zero zero feet
"We've got sod-all ammunition and a bloody great big bomb"

"Glory, glory shall we drop it?
"Glory, glory shall we drop it?
"Glory, glory shall we drop it?
"We've got sod-all ammunition and a bloody great big bomb"


I can't recall where I picked that one up.

As for
"...They scraped him off the Beacons like a pound of strawberry jam (x3)
And sent him home to Mam
..."

I learned that as two distinct verses (with a third to follow up):

"They scraped him of the runway like a lump of strawberry jam (x3)
"And he ain't going to jump no more"

"They wrapped him up in four by two and sent him home to Mum (x3)
"And he ain't going to jump no more"

"She put him on the mantlepiece, next to his dear old Dad (x3)
"And he ain't going to jump no more"

("Four by Two" was 4" x 2" 'regulation flanelette', cleaning patch material for .303" calibre service rifles).

Just another variation for the files.

Walrus


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