Sods' Opera Turn - 'Singing Defaulters'

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    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

    In 1968 at a Sods' Opera half way between Snoekie (Simonstown) and Beira Patrol we put on a sketch called Singing Defaulters. The melodies were from all over (some Gilbert and Sullivan). Now I can only remember snatches of it:

    Enter the Bloke. Sings:

    The Commander of the ship
    Is a mine of information,
    And he keeps himself informed
    Of the current situation.
    When he’s about
    Petty Officers shout
    Get along, get along get a move on ..

    Enter Father. Sings:

    I am the Captain bold,
    Of this magnificent ship.
    I rise from my bed about noon,
    I sleep in the afternoon;
    And in between
    I serve my Queen,
    The finest Captain ever seen:
    I’ll be an admiral soon.

    Defaulter shambles up:

    When you come to the end of a perfect blind ..
    … come to and find
    That you’ve lost almost half your kit ..

    The Crusher salutes:

    I am an R P O
    Of language frewity.
    Last night at twelve o’clock
    I was on Dewity ..

    Does anyone know the rest of this? Contributions of even parts of this most welcome. And any ideas on how old the original is?

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