Our Boys Gave Up Squiddin'

DESCRIPTION: The boys "all joined the navy To fight for old England her King and her crown." They got consent from parents, left sweethearts and wives, "and swore by the Tories." "If Hitler gets over ... we'll all be under clover"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1951 (Guigne)
KEYWORDS: war parting nonballad patriotic father husband lover
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Guigne, pp. 295-296, "Our Boys Gave Up Squiddin' " (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #7317
Ned Rice, "Our Boys Gave Up Squiddin'" (on NFAGuigne01)
cf. "The "Squid Jiggin' Ground" (tune) and references there
File: Guig295

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