Thursday, April 23, 2015

Re: A Song - Chitty Bang Bang

OK so I can't find the song, but I did find out a few things about the link to a WWI song and the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The original creator of the "chitty cars," Zbrowski, was a race car inventor. When he first took the car to race he tried to list it as a Cascara Sagrada. However race track officials told him the name wasn't catchy enough and wouldn't allow him to register. Zborowski was inspired by a WW1 song (presumably about the rowdy time a soldier has thanks to his "chit" or the slip of paper a solider got when he was off duty) to name his car either "chitty bang bang" or "chity chitty bang bang." The names are thought to have a sexual connotation. So either the racing officials knew the name was meant to be cleverly raunchy or Zborowski decided to make a little joke of the situation. Ian Flemming was influenced by those cars when writing the book Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. 

On Monday, November 17, 2008 at 3:29:16 PM UTC-5, Jonathan wrote:
Recently my girlfriends father tasked me with finding information and
the lyrics to a World War One trench song, entitled "Chitty Bang
Bang" (unsure on correct spelling).

I was wondering if anyone would be able to direct me to a website, or
to show me some information relating to this song, i apologise for the
lack of information, as i have been unable to find any on this song.

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