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Thread #12665   Message #3109491
Posted By: GUEST,LongOlWoody
08-Mar-11 - 05:37 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: McAlpine's Fusiliers
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: McAlpine's Fusiliers
Has anyone ever heard of a verse that began "Come on, come on, said Elephant John,"? I met "the Elephant" in Upington, North-west Cape, South Africa, in early to middle 1972, where we were both working on the Upington-Nakop road, an 88 mile long construction contract across the Southern fringe of the Kalahari Desert.

The Contractor was a South African company called LTA Civil Engineering, which was just a bit later re-named LTA Earthworks.