Armored Cruiser Squadron, The
DESCRIPTION: "Away, away, with sword and drum, Here we come, full of rum, Looking for someone to put on the bum, the Armored cruiser squadron."
EARLIEST DATE: 1929 (Niles/Moore)
KEYWORDS: navy nonballad
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Niles/Moore, pp. 123-124, "The Armored Cruised Squadron" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [58 words]: This song probably had a very short life. Armored cruisers didn't come into existence until well after the American Civil War, and the U. S. was slow to build a navy in that time, so it took many more years to build up a squadron. And then the Dreadnought Revolution and the battlecruiser made them obsolete; they were gone after World War One. - RBW
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