Ooooh, odd. Having a bit of a nostalgia rush.
It’s 1975 again, location is Greenhithe in Kent or, this is where it gets confused, memory is a volatile and unreliable beast, London, 680 Commercial Road. There are three stick thin 19 year olds walking along a street, arm in arm and singing. Each one is dressed in shorts and a white T shirt. There is a large letter written on the front and back of each T shirt. Looking at the three from the front the letters spell out MNC, this stands for Merchant Navy College. Read from behind, don’t read too far into that, they spell GAY.
Trite I agree, but at the time they thought they were terribly amusing, even a little bit boundary breaking. Sigh.
And the ‘song’ they were singing?
Well, it went along the lines of….
“We’ve sailed the seven seas,
And though you’d never think it,
The rum’s too strong for us,
But we like the men that drink it”