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    A recruiting sergeant came our way 
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    From an Inn near town at the close of day 
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    He said young Johnny you're a fine young man 
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    Would you like to march along behind a military band, 
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    With a scarlet coat and a fine cocked hat, 
    And a musket at your shoulder,
    The shilling he took and he kissed the book,
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    Oh poor Johnny what will happen to ya? 
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    The recruiting sergeant marched away 
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    From the Inn near town at the break of day, 
    Johnny went too with half a ring
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    He was off to be a soldier he'd be fighting for the King 
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    In a far off war in a far off land 
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    To face a foreign soldier, 
    But how will you fare when there's lead in the air,
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    Oh poor Johnny what'll happen to ya? 
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    When The sun rose hot on a barren land 
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    Where a thin red line took a military stand, 
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    There was sling shot, chain shot, grape shot too, 
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    Swords and bayonets thrusting through, 
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    Poor Johnny fell but the day was won 
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    And the King is grateful to you 
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    But your soldiering's done and they're sending you home, 
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    Oh poor Johnny what have they done to ya? 
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    They said he was a hero and not to grieve 
    Over two wooden pegs and empty sleeves,
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    They carried him home and set him down 
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    With a military pension and a medal from the crown. 
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    But You haven't an arm, you haven't a leg, 
    The enemy nearly slew you,
    You'll have to go out on the streets to beg,
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    Oh poor Johnny what have they done to ya? 
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    A recruiting sergeant came our way 
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    From an Inn near town at the close of day 
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    He said my Johnny you're a fine young man 
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    Would you like to march along behind a military band, 
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    With a scarlet coat and a fine cocked hat, 
    And a musket at your shoulder,
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    The shilling he took and he kissed the book, 
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    Oh poor Johnny what will happen to ya? 
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    O Polly love, O Polly love, the route it is begun, 
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    And we must go on marchin' to the beating of a drum, 
    Come dress yourself in all your best and come along with me,
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    I'll take you to the cruel war, in High Germany. 
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    O Harry, dearest Harry, now mind what you do say, 
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    My feet they are so tender I cannot march away, 
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    Besides, my dearest Harry, I am with child by thee, 
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    Not fitting for the cruel war, in High Germany. 
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    I'll buy you horse my love, and you ride 
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    And all my delights shall walking at your's side 
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    Will stop at every littel house, and drink when where are dry 
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    Be truth to one another, get nuried by and by. 
    Offcourse will be the cruel war, that ever they should you rise
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    And note of mary England, pres many a man likewise 
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    They took her Harry from her, like wise a brothers three 
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    And sent them to the cruel wars in High Germany