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the camels are coming hurrah, hurrah! song/verse fragment

Pa’s jingle, delivered in an Anglo-Indian lilt, to go with jiggling a small child on his knee

Origin

Either a twist on or a mishearing of the 18ᵗʰ century clan song The Campbells are Coming

Collected by

Clare – 1950s
Westerhoff (King, Claydon) – sibling of Naomi

Notes

Campbell regiments served in India in the 19ᵗʰ century, which would have provided the vector

Submitted: 05/03/2022 by Mark ● Last updated: 05/03/2022 21:47 by Mark

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