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Barrack-Room Ballads. 35. The Sergeants Weddin


E was warned agin er 
         Thats what made im look; 
She was warned agin im-
         That is why she took. 
Wouldnt ear no reason,
         Went an done it blind; 
We know all about em,
         Theyve got all to find! 
Cheer for the Sergeants weddin   
         Give em one cheer more!   
Grey gun-orses in the lando,   
         An a rogue is married to, etc.   
Whats the use o tellin
         Arf the lot shes been? 
Es a bloomin robber,
         An e keeps canteen. 
Ow did e get is buggy?
         Gawd, you neednt ask! 
Made is forty gallon
         Out of every cask! 
Watch im, with is air cut,
         Count us filin by  
Wont the Colonel praise is
         Pop  u  lar  i  ty! 
We ave scores to settle 
         Scores for more than beer; 
Shes the girl to pay em 
         That is why were ere! 
See the chaplain thinkin?
         See the women smile? 
Twig the married winkin
         As they take the aisle? 
Keep your side-arms quiet,
         Dressin by the Band. 
Ho! You oly beggars,
         Cough beind your and! 
Now its done an over,
         Ear the organ squeak, 
 Voice that breathed oer Eden
         Aint she got the cheek! 
White an laylock ribbons,
         Think yourself so fine! 
Id pray Gawd to take yer
         Fore I made yer mine! 
Escort to the kerridge,
         Wish im luck, the brute! 
Chuck the slippers after 
          (Pity taint a boot!) 
Bowin like a lady,
         Blushin like a lad  
Oo would say to see em
         Both is rotten bad? 
Cheer for the Sergeants weddin   
         Give em one cheer more!   
Grey gun-orses in the lando,   
         An a rogue is married to, etc.



:
  1. Chartres Windows
  2. A Truthful Song
  3. Debits and Credits. (1919-1926). 5. The Centaurs
  4. Debits and Credits. (1919-1926). 10. The Portent
  5. Brazilian Verses. 1927. 6. The Open Door




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