Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Crabs is beef...

Some years ago, after several pints, a couple of good chums in The Fleet Air Arm used to launch into a hearty rendering of a song, which had the line and/or title of 'Crabs is beef'!

I'm pretty sure that it was something to do with the normal rivalry between the forces, but even after all this time, (forty-five years), I've never heard of, or seen written, anything about this song!

It was clean enough to be sung in public - well they did in father-in-law's pub several times, but the whole issue still remains a mystery to me!

I don't know if Idle still reads this blog, but he may be able to shed some light on the subject...

3 comments:

rvi said...


wait wait wait ... but answer came there none...

Manwhile, here is something for you to hum along to...

A K Haart said...

I think you've stumped us with this one.

Michael said...

I'm clueless here, Reevers and Mr H.

I may have an old address of one of the singers, and after a tincture or seven, may just pluck up the courage to ask him...

Breath not held...

(He invited me and the proposed Mrs Scroblene to his wedding, by writing the invitation on a paper napkin in a pub...Such was the lovely man he is!)