The Invalid Corps
Frank Wilder, 1863
|I wanted much to go to war,|
And went to be examined;
The surgeon looked me o'er and o'er,
My back and chest he hammered.
Said he, You're not the man for me,
Your lungs are much affected,
And likewise both your eyes are cock'd,
And otherwise defected.
So, now I'm with the invalids,
And cannot go and fight, sir!
The doctor told me so, you know,
Of course it must be right, sir!
2. While I was there a host of chaps
3. There came a fellow, mighty tall,|
A "knock-kneed overgrowner",
The Doctor said, I ain't got time
To take and look you over.
Next came along a little chap,
Who was 'bout two foot nothing,
The Doctor said, You'd better go
And tell your marm you're coming!
4. Some had the ticerdolerreou,