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    The Jolly Roger
    Composed by BdCpl Martyn Hancock
    Last year a new march was sort to commemorate the centenary of HM Submarine Service. The panel judging the entries voted Band Corporal Martyn Hancock's march 'The Jolly Roger' as the winner. It has now been adopted as the official march of HM Submarine Service.
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    Use the above URL for the down load . Must admit , despite not being a bullshit fan there's nothing like a bootneck band
     
  2. Brilliant! Can't beat a Bootie Band (and I've heard a few others!). Thanks for posting this.
     
  3. Excellent stuff. The last few bars are very reminiscent of the old submariners' favourite "We're a shower of Bastards, Bastards are we".
    I wonder if he had that running round in his mind when he composed it?

    2BM
     
  4. Seaweed

    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

    'We're a shower etc' was also the signature tune of HMS Newfoundland 1955-6, played by her Bluejacket band for entering and leaving harbour. In Procedure A the hands lining the side tended to sing along with it - went down well in Australia!
     

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