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JWB Origins: Don't Forget Your Old Shipmate (8) RE: Origins: Don't Forget Your Old Shipmate 22 Jan 10


Many thanks! That is the familiar tune, as recorded by Jim Mageean, with a couple of slight differences.

Does Terry say anything about the origins of that melody, or his source for the song itself? There's clearly a chorus in Terry's version, but the lyric in Firth has only a refrain. So where did the melody and chorus come from?

Mick, I have looked around for info on Sir JK Laughton, whom Firth says "communicated" the song to him. Laughton was a professor of naval history at Kings College in the early years of the 20th century. Thanks for the link to the National Archives I'll give it look.


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