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The R.E.M.E. Quick March.


Contributed by: Trevor STUBBERFIELD (52A)



Dotted throughout the site are several links to ‘Lilliburlero’, the music that was adopted by R.E.M.E as its Quick March.  Bringing them together on this page makes it easy to listen to them in quick succession and play ‘spot the difference’.  There is a link below, on the left, to each version.








This is London


This music was recognised worldwide as the signature tune of the British Broadcasting Overseas Service.




R.E.M.E. Quick March, (Original version).


This version incorporated music from the Disney cartoon, ‘Snow White and the 7 dwarfs’.  ‘Hi Ho, Hi Ho’ is recognisable.

An eye witness account of the parade held at Arborfield for the formation of R.E.M.E. in 1942 can be read from HERE.




R.E.M.E. Quick March,

(Video original version).


This version was recorded by the Staff Band of R.E.M.E. and is a sales video presentation of the ‘L.P.’ which was made in 1972.




R.E.M.E. Quick March, (Revised version).


The march was revised to include a selection from the French tune, ‘Aupres de ma blonde’.




R.A.E.M.E. version.

(Links to an external site).


The R.A.E.M.E used the original version but in 1967, wanting to mark their own identity, they incorporated ‘See what the boys in the back room will have’ which was sung by Marlene Dietrich in the 1939 film ‘Destry rides again’.

Full information is available from HERE. (External site’).






Published: 1st January 2016.











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