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Bald General Coote (Sugden and Nudds) Bald General Coote that is my name, A drinking man of noble fame With bottle and glass quite unsurpassed But I've landed in the frink at last. cho: I led my men with Courage bold With Bullard's Strong and Adnam's Old Napoleon brandy and Navy rum, But now at last to the dregs I have come. I sank them with Nelson as the rounds they flew On the deck of the Victory he had a fair few Some say 'twas blind courage that caused his downfall Blind drunk is more like it as I recall. I drank at the battle of Waterloo A glorious victory for England, too But my only fight in that country so far Was the fight I had to get to the bar. I fought fot my country all at th Crimea But the only crime 'ere was the price of the beer The Light Brigade come all to grief But we'd plenty of brown for our relief. I was there when Lady Smith was relieved When they brought her a drink a great sigh she did heave, The pints of beer come rolling in And General Gordon he ordered a gin. But now my campaigns are all over I fear My hand it do shake and my eye is not clear And all on my stones these words you should fix He died, dead drunk, aged twenty-six. Recorded by The Kipper Family Copyright Dambuster Music RG oct99
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