Jackspeak of the Royal Canadian Navy

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North Atlantic Squadron

An obscene drinking song associated with Canadian sailors. The main chorus is "Away, away, with fyfe and drum, here we come, full of rum, looking for women to pat on the bum, in the North Atlantic Squadron." As well, there are a number of traditional verses, but the challenge for participants is to make up new verses on the spot. It is thought to have originated in the RCN during WWI as the "Old Destroyer Squadron". Some say that the "Squadron" referred to in the lyrics is the "10th Bomber Reconnaissance Squadron" of the RCAF.

Added: 2014-11-01 Last modified: 2014-11-01

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