antedating "calvary"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Mar 6 08:47:10 UTC 2013

On Tue, Mar 5, 2013 at 6:49 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at> wrote:
> Don Julien had commanded a calvary regiment...

nicknamed "The Meadowlarks."

(It was Don Julian & The Meadowlarks, AKA simply "The Larks," who
recorded the once-famous R&B dance tune, "The Jerk," back in the

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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