I came across I Want To Have a Little Bomb
in Sydney Carter's Songs of Sydney Carter, in the Present Tense Book 2
. Written in 1963 at the height of the Cold War when the French and Chinese were hell-bent on catching up with the nuclear arms race it epitomises the Zeitgeist prevalent in the 1950s and 1960s. The CND movement and "Give Peace a Chance" and all that.. As one who served in the Roayl Navy on the Mighty Vic (HMS Victorious) during all 4 post-modernisation commissions, I was acutley aware of the fragility of human existence on account of the "buckets of sun" we carried.