Colonel Bogey's March
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alfcolbo.nwc (October 2001) 6 kB
|Full name of work:||Colonel Bogey's March|
|Composer:||Alford, Kenneth J (1880-1945), English|
|Music category:||Anthems Military|
|Name of file creator:||Andrew Purdam|
|e-mail address:||apurdam "at" pcug "dot" org "dot" au|
|Comments:||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)