[Dixielandjazz] Stolen tunes
pj.ladd at btinternet.com
Sat Dec 3 13:00:31 PST 2005
Stealing tunes is one thing but singing lyrics when you don`t understand
them is another.
It happened that I was listening to a compliation CD today and Bing Crosby
was singing `Bless `em all`.
There is a line which Crosby delivers as ` ..a troopship just leaving
Bombay bound for old BLIMEY shore.
In fact as any fule no it is `bound for old BLIGHTY shore`.
`Blighty` meant England, mainly but not excusively, used in the First War.
Copping a` Blighty one` meant being wounded badly enough to be sent back to
England. `A consumation greatly to be wished` as Mr Shakespeare put it.
Any more clinkers like that ?
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