The Warwickshire R.H.A.

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from WWI, see the original

I am a jolly ploughboy and
I'm ploughing up the fields all day,
'Til a silly little thought came into my head
I thought I'd be away,
For I'm tired of the dear old country life
Since the day that I was born,
So I've been and joined the army
And I'm off tomorrow morn.
Chorus:
And hurrah for the Horse Artillery,
See the spurs how they glitter in the sun,
And the horses gallop like lightening,
With an fifteen pounder gun,
And when we get to France my boys,
The Kaiser he will say,
Ach, ach mein Gott what a jolly fine lot,
Are the Warwickshire R.H.A.
2. I'll leave behind my pick and spade
And I'll leave behind my plough,
I'll leave behind my old grey mare
I shall not need her now,
And no more will I go harvesting
Or gathering the golden corn,
For I've been and joined the army
And I'm off tomorrow morn.
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3. Well there's one thing that I'll leave behind
And that's my Nelly dear,
And I've promised I'll be true to her
Whether I be far or near,
And if ever I return again
I'll let you all see me,
For we're going to do the churchyard walk
And a sergeants wife she'll be.
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