Bunch of Bastards

DESCRIPTION: "We're a bunch of bastards, bastards are we, We of the Air Force are assholes of the earth... 'Cause we're a bunch of bastards, Morphidites [?] are we, We'd sooner fuck than fight for victory." Or "We're a bunch of bastards... We're the dockyard cavalry"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1979 (Hopkins-SongsFromTheFrontAndRear)
KEYWORDS: soldier bawdy
FOUND IN: Canada
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Hopkins-SongsFromTheFrontAndRear, p. 113, "Bunch of Bastards" (1 short text, 1 tune)
Tawney-GreyFunnelLines-RoyalNavy, p. 42, "The Dockyard Cavalry" (1 short text, tune referenced)

Roud #29395 and 29949
cf. "Our Director" (tune, according to Tawney-GreyFunnelLines-RoyalNavy)
NOTES [42 words]: Hopkins-SongsFromTheFrontAndRear claims there are many versions of this, but cites only one verse. Tawney-GreyFunnelLines-RoyalNavy's stanza is different -- a navy version rather than an army version -- but it seems to demonstrate Hopkins's claim. - RBW
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File: Hopk113

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