from WWI, these lyrics by Ewan MacColl
Once I was a civvy lad, decent as can be.|
I used to think a worling lad had a man's right to be free,
But now they've gone and made a lousy soldier out of me
They browned me off to help to save Democracy.
Well I was browned off, browned off, browned off as can be,
Browned off, browned off, an easy mark, that's me.
But when this war is over and again I'm free,
There'll be no more trips around the world for me.
2. They made me wear a convict suit, they made me cut me hair.
3. Every day we're on parade long before the dawn;
4. The Colonel kicks the Major , then the Major has a go;
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