The Recruiting Sergeant
A slide in the key of Edor
See also song#62 and "The Peeler and the Goat" #80
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Abc sheet music for Recruiting Sergeant, The
X:2106 T:Recruiting Sergeant, The R:slide H:See also song#62 and "The Peeler and the Goat" #80 D:Pogues Z:id:hn-slide-74 M:6/8 L:1/8 K:Edor G2E FED | E2F G2A | B2G A2G | FAF DEF | G2E FED | E2F G2A | Bcd cBA | B2E E2F | G2E F2D | E2F G2A | B3 BAG | FAF DEF | G2E FED | E2F G2A | Bcd cBA | B2E E3 || |: ddd d2A | B2e e2c | d2B A2G | FAF DEF | G2E FED | E2F G2A | Bcd cBA |1 B2E E3 :|2 B2E E2F || P:Song version |:G2E F2D | E2F G2A | B2B A2G | F2D DEF | G2E F2D | E2F G2A | B2d c2A | B2E E2c || d2B c2A | B2e e2c | d2B A2G | F2D D2F | G2E F2D | E2F G2A | B2d c2A | B2E E2F || P:variation of 2nd part of song version d2B A2F | D2E F2A | d2B A2G | F2D D2F | G2E F2D | E2F G2A | B2d c2A | B2E E2F || W:1. As I was walking down the street W:a-feeling fine and larky oh, W:a recruiting sergeant came up to me, W:says you'd look fine in khaki oh. W:For the king he is in need of men, W:come read this proclamation oh. W:A life for you in Flanders then, W:would be a fine vacation oh. W: W:2. That maybe so, says I to him, W:but tell me sergeant dearie oh. W:If I had a pack stuck upon me back, W:would I look fine and cheerie oh? W:For they'd have you train and drill until W:they had you one of Frenchies oh. W:It may be warm in Flanders, W:but it's draughty in the trenches oh! W: W:3. The sergeant smiled and winked his eye, W:his smile was most provoking oh. W:He twiddled and twirled his wee moustache, W:says he, you're only joking oh! W:For the sandbags are so warm and high, W:The wind you won't feel blowing oh! W:I winked at a colleen passing by, W:says I, so what if it's snowing oh? W: W:4. Come rain or hail or wind or snow, W:I'm not going out to Flanders oh! W:There's fighting in Dublin to be done. W:Let your sergeants and your commanders go. W:Let Englishmen fight English wars, W:It's nearly time they started oh! W:I saluted the sergeant a very good night, W:and there and then we parted oh!