Been trying to remember the version I know..am sure it's the Planxty one!
I had a first cousin called Arthur McBride He and I took a stroll down by the seaside A seeking good fortune and what might the tide It was just as the day was a dawning Then after resting(then a line/s I cant remember) We met Seargent Napper and corporal Cramp Besides the young drummer who beat up for camp With his rowdy dow dow in the morning
He says my young fellows if you will enlist A guinea shall instantly have in your fist..
And then another verse..says something like..
He says my young fellows if hear but one word I instantly now will out with my sword And into your bodies as strength will abhor Just as the day was a dawning But Arthur and I..(more missing words)
Just cant remember anymore for the time being. If I've repeated something already posted..apologies. Mal.