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chained_bear commented on the word roast beef of old england
Moreover, it was played only for dinner, because that was the only time they got meat. Other tunes (like Peas on a Trencher, e.g.) were played for breakfast and supper.
February 27, 2008
reesetee commented on the word roast beef of old england
I assumed that because of where the ad popped up, but it still sounds goofy to me. :-)
This is a song. It was played in the army/navy for years by fifers/pipers, etc. to indicate "time for dinner." It was carried over into the American armed forces for many decades as a slightly different tune called "Roast Beef."
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