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The Walrus at work Origin: lyrics to Colonel Bogey (71* d) RE: BS: Col Bogey march question 10 May 02

The Great War period lyrics seem to have revolved around the line
"Bollocks - And the same to you"

Galton and Simpson in one "Steptoe and Son" episode had the following exchange (Harold's replys being sung to the tune of Colonel Bogey"

Albert : Cobblers!
Harlod : And the same to you
Albert : Cobblers!
Harold : They make a jolly fine stew...

It should be recalled that at this time on British TV Cobblers was an acceptable term , while Ballocks and Damn were not.

My own Father, a pre-WW2 conscript, remembered a set of lyrics to the introduction to Colonel Bogey

"Don't claw his eyes out Maggie,
Wait 'til you get him into bed
Then claw his..."
Then the song goes into the usual
"Bollocks - And the same to you"

Hope this is of use.


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