a repeat after me song
The Princess Pat’s Light Infantry
They sailed across the seven seas
They sailed across the channel too
And they took with them, the Rickadandoo.
The Rickadandoo, now what is that?
It’s something made by the Princess Pat
It’s red and gold, and purple too,
That’s why it’s called, the Rickadandoo.
Now Captain Jack, had a mightily fine crew,
They sailed across the channel too,
But his ship sank, and yours will too,
If you don’t take the Rickadandoo.
The Princess Pat, saw Captain Jack,
She reeled him in, and brought him back,
She saved his life, and his crew’s too,
And do you know how?—with the Rickadandoo.
[optional “camp-style” verse: ]
Now Captain Kirk
He was no jerk
And Mr. Spock
He was no jock
But their ship flew
And yours will too
If you just take
“Princess Patricia’s Light Infantry” is part of the Royal Canadian Legion. The “Rickadandoo” is a nickname for the infantry’s red, gold, and purple regimental flag. Princess Patricia of Connaught is the daughter of a Governor General of Canada (1911-1914) and granddaughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. The original lyrics are the ones I’ve included.