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R. Padgett Marching Songs (not cadences) (27) RE: Marching Songs (not cadences) 09 Oct 05

Nellie Dean was sung as a marching song/tune

One of our club members used to sing it. He joined up with the Yorkshire Light Infantry and then became a Sergeant(he said) in the Black Watch (his name was Les Sanderson)at the outbreak of the second World war

The song was Nellie Dean and had been slightly adapted to fit the marching tempo

There's an Old Mill That stands by a Stream, Nellie Dean, Nellie Dean
Where we use to sit alone and dream Nellie Nellie
And the Water as it softy flows it seems to murmur sweet and low
You're my hearts delight I love you so Nellie Dean Nellie Dean

He had an extra item for the lads which fitted in somewhere
about 'where I burst your jelly been sweet Nellie Dean'

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