Song

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Title

Song

Description

Song about flying an operation to be sung to the tune of "Lili Marleen". Captioned 'I wrote the words to "Lilli Marlene" [sic] whilst at 100 Squadron in 1943'.

Creator

Date

1943

Temporal Coverage

Language

Type

Format

One page printed document

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Contributor

Identifier

SFarrAA1434564v10012

Transcription

[Song about flying an operation to be sung to the tune of "Lili Marleen". Captioned 'I wrote the words to "Lilli Marlene" [sic] whilst at 100 Squadron in 1943' – Alan Farr.]

Straight away from briefing, straight out to the kite,
Open up the throttles and roar into the night.
Leaving the flare path far behind, we don’t mind the
Lord is kind. We’re pressing on regardless like the
Eagles in the sky.

Now we’re o’er the target see the flak below, look at
All the searchlights weaving to and fro, but our aim is
Straight and true we’re flying home right back to you.
We’re pressing on regardless like the eagles in the sky.

Now the war is over and the fighting’s done, think of
Those that fell and of what they’ve done. Their sacrifice
Must not be in vein, their memory must still remain.
They’re pressing on regardless, they are the eagles in
The sky.

To be sung to the tune of “Lili Marlene. (Underneath
the lamp light in the barrack square) etc.

Collection

Citation

A A Farr, “Song,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 27, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/31075.

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