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NOMADMan The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep? (127* d) RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep? 12 Dec 09


Well actually, The Whiffenpoof Song was a total ripoff of a Rudyard Kipling poem - "Gentlemen Rankers." No one ever claimed otherwise, as far as I know. Th Kipling poem did indeed include the the phrase "damned from here to eternity." Also, "We're poor little lambs who have lost our way / Baa baa baa," "We're little black sheep who have gone astray," etc, etc.

Like much of Kipling's, poetry this had a military tone to it. Kipling wasn't known for being wimpy at all, I would say.

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Regards,
John


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