Rogue's March Melody - Drum tune I left my home and I left my job Went and joined the army If I knew then what I know now I wouldn't have been so barmy. cho: Poor old soldier, poor old soldier If I knew then what I know now I wouldn't have been so barmy. 2. Gave me a gun and a big red coat Gave me lots of drilling If I knew then what I know now I wouldn't have took the shilling. 3. Sent me off on a real old boat By Christ she was no beauty Far far across the sea we went Afore to do my duty 4. Fought the Russians, or was it the French Really couldn't tell, sir All I know is they fought so hard They sent us all to hell, sir. Chorus: 5. When we got back home again To desert was my intent, sir I sold my cot and I sold my coat And over the wall I went, sir. Chorus: 6. Went to a tavern and I got drunk That is where they found me Back to barracks in chains I was sent And there they did impound me. 7. Fifty I got for selling me coat Fifty for me blankets If ever I 'list for a soldier again The devil shall be me sergeant. DC DL Oct00
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