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Steve Parkes Tune Req: Road to Mandalay (Kipling) (20) RE: Tune Req: Road to Mandalay (Kipling) 24 Dec 18


Peter Dawson's recording, though something of an icon, is a travesty of Kipling's poem, reducing it to a sentimental, jingoistic Music Hall novelty number. Read the original words -- they won't fit onto the Dawson version. I sing it to the same tune as Waltzing Matilda (can't remember the name), with a change to the rhythm, and it works very well as a 'proper' love song.


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