Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Rudyard Kipling (18651936)
Oh, its Tommy this, an Tommy that, an Tommy, go away; But its Thank you, Mister Atkins, when the band begins to play The band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play, Oh, its Thank you, Mister Atkins, when the band begins to play.
RUDYARD KIPLING, Tommy, stanza 1, chorus, The Collected Works of Rudyard Kipling: Departmental Ditties and Barrack-Room Ballads, vol. 25, p. 168 (1941, reprinted 1970).