Colonel Bogey's March

alfcolbo.nwcOctober 20016.12 kB00:03:38
Composer:Alford, Kenneth J (1880-1945), English
Genre:Anthems Military
Instruments:military band
Submitter:Purdam, Andrew
Email:apurdam (e-mail)
Arranger:Andrew Purdam
Original piano version copyright ©1915 Boosey & Hawkes
Alford, (Maj. Frederick Joseph Ricketts) was apparently out golfing when the two-tone whistle often used by British servicement was heard to warn a slower group of a faster group coming through.
The tune was famously whistled on the movie "Bridge Over the River Kwai" and the infamous "Hitler, he only had one ball" lyrics were added by WWII servicemen, much to Alford's chagrin.
(aka Maj. Frederick Joseph Ricketts)