The Gentleman Soldier
A song in the key of G
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X:2269 T:Gentleman Soldier, The R:song Z:id:hn-song-97 M:6/8 L:1/8 Q:3/8=120 K:G B | B2B DDE | G2A (B2G) | A2A G2F | G3- G3 | B2D DDE | G2A B2G | A2A G2F | G3- G2 A | B2B B2G | A2A B2A | G2G GFE | D3- D2 d | d2D DDD | G2A B2G | AAA G2F | G3 || G2A | B2B B2G | AAA BBA | G2G GFE | D3- D3 | d2D D3 | GGA B2B | A2A AGF | G3- G2 || W:It's of a gentleman soldier, as sentry he did stand W:He saluted a fair maid by a waving of his hand W:So boldly then he kissed her, and he passed it off as a joke W:He drilled her up in the sentry box wrapped up in a soldier's cloak W: W:Chorus: W:And the drums they go a rat-a-ta-tat, and the fifes they loudly play W:"Fare thee well, Polly my dear, I must be going away" W: W:All night they tossed and tumbled, till daylight did appear W:The soldier rose, put on his clothes, saying, "Fare ye well my dear W:For the drums they are a-beating and the fifes they sweetly play W:If it weren't for that Polly my dear, with you I'd gladly stay" W: W:Chorus W: W:Now come you gentleman soldier, won't you marry me? W:Oh no, my dearest Polly, such things can never be W:For I've a wife already, and children I have three W:Two wives are allowed in the army, but one's too many for me W: W:Chorus W: W:If anyone comes a-courting you, you can treat them to a glass W:If anyone comes a courting you, you can say you're a country lass W:You don't have to tell them, that ever you played this joke W:That you were drilled in a sentry box wrapped up in a soldier's cloak W: W:Chorus W: W:Oh come ye gentleman soldier, why didn't you tell me so? W:My parents will be angry when this they come to know W:And when nine long months had come and passed, this poor girl she brought shame W:She had a little militia boy and she didn't know his name W: W:Chorus