Mudcat Café message #1091559 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #65990   Message #1091559
Posted By: curmudgeon
12-Jan-04 - 08:32 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Billy Boy
Subject: RE: Origins: Billy Boy
The High Level Ranters have a nice version on vinyl; can't remember the title.

Terry includes a Tyneside seafaring setting in The Shanty Book, Vol. I.

Joe's text goes with the tune that is the march of the Royal Tank Corps. The first tanks in WWI were part of the Navy (division of land ships) and were fondly known as Big Willie and Little Willie after the Kaiser and his son.