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Pogues : Recruiting Sergeant lyrics

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Pogues lyrics : "Recruiting Sergeant"

(Traditional)

As I was walking down the road

A feeling fine and larky oh
A recruiting sergeant came up to me
Says he, you'd look fine in khaki oh

For the King he is in need of men
Come read this proclamation oh
A life in Flanders for you then

Would be a fine vacation oh

That may be so says I to him

But tell me sergeant dearie-oh
If I had a pack stuck upon my back
Would I look fine and cheerie oh

For they'd have you train and drill until
They had you one of the Frenchies oh
It may be warm in Flanders

But it's draughty in the trenches oh

The sergeant smiled and winked his eye

His smile was most provoking oh
He twiddled and twirled his wee mustache
Says he, I know you're only joking oh

For the sandbags are so warm and high
The wind you won't feel blowing oh
Well I winked at a cailin passing by

Says I, what if it's snowing oh

Come rain or hail or wind or snow

I'm not going out to Flanders oh
There's fighting in Dublin to be done
Let your sergeants and your commanders go

Let Englishmen fight English wars
It's nearly time they started oh
I saluted the sergeant a very good night

And there and then we parted oh

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