So did the real Gosport Nancy end up getting any takers?

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For the past couple of weeks I’ve been playing what I believe to be the best song of the year so far – Gosport Nancy by Bellowhead.

It’s an old navy drinking song, believed to have been written as long as 100 years ago.

No-one knows who wrote it, but apparently it was a popular ‘shanty’ during war.

You can just imagine a pub bursting to the brim with sailors back from deployment, beer swilling and local girls getting all the attention.

I did get a very amusing call from a girl called Nancy from Gosport. She wanted all the single men to know there would be a Gosport Nancy in Emma’s nightclub that night.

Wonder if she got any takers?