Gulf War Special

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Oh, it will all be very jolly when we ship you off to war

‘cos Hussein’s a cruel bully and it's time he was no more.

With your call-up papers posted, pack your kit and oil your gun,

And we’ll ship you to the desert – you’ll enjoy a bit of sun.

 

Anthrax jabs, Malaria tabs,

Boil up your billy for your rat-pack bag.

Things don’t look so bad as we’re firing on Baghdad.

Can’t wait to see Kuwait

– How far’s Basra?

 

Scorpion hider and camel spider

Back in the pan where our tents all stand

And the sandstorm’s power strips paint and skin.

There’s times I’d like to jack it in!

 

But I really should be thankful

For we’ve spare parts by the tankful

And a shower-bag that’s hot – (though soap there’s not! ),

For the lass who’s my best mate – or

My germ proof respirator

And the blueys from back home

Which keep me sane.

 

‘cept, as I dig another hole

For one more mutilated soul,

I’ll be glad when we are shipped back home again.

 

For Dave

 

Yvonne Brunton 17/05/03

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Comments

Tony Hilton

Thu 1st Mar 2012 12:49

Yvonne - really like this a lot!! Tony

stella jones

Sun 26th Feb 2012 20:46


Yes you have those images well Yvonne..remember my nephew waking up with one of those camel spiders on his chest..loved that first verse..nice work Yvonne :)

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Yvonne Brunton

Sat 25th Feb 2012 23:21

Thanks.
I have performed it in poetical Drama we wrote called War and Peace and have set others to music but now you have given me food for thought.

Joshua Seigal

Sat 25th Feb 2012 22:37

nice. reminds me a bit of Billy Bragg. u could set it to music.

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