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The Walrus Origin: The Girl I Left Behind Me (54* d) RE: Old US Army tune 'The Girl I Left Behind Me' 18 Jan 08


Doctor,

The "Corporal Casey"/"10th Regiment Song" is a bit of a blind alley as Winstock seems to print the lyics to songs on the page(s) preceeding the melody and the tune to TGILBM is posted as no.17 (sourced as coming from W Chappell - Popular Music of the Olden Times), the dating, however seems reasonable (at least for the second verse) as, to quote Winstock"...in 1759, the invasion threat lifted and the bases became obsolete. No-one was bound for Brighton camp any longer,..."

Walrus


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