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CRANKY YANKEE Other WWI Songs (39) RE: Other WWI Songs 24 Apr 03


Somehow or other, I got cut off.

The song featured in the "First Christmas" of the War is "Christmas in the harem", it goes:

It were Christmas in the harem, all them eunuchs standing round
while four and twenty maidens was lying on the ground
When in stepped the bald, fat,Sultan from out of his marble halls
Asking, What do you want for Christmas, Lads"?
And all them eunuchs answered, "TIDINGS OF COMFORT AND JOY, COMFORT AND JOY,
TIDINGS OF COMFORT AND JOY"

There are lots of WWI songs in this movie., which is a great story about the futility of War and Actual quotes from high up British commanders (and the peerage) showing how stupidly they viewed what was going on in France.

This movie is a must. F I N D   I T , You'll love it.
It's on video. If you can't find it, let me know, I have a copy of it, I'll dub it and send it to you. bUT FIRST, LOOK FOR IT

Jody Gibson


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