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Reiver 2 Lyr Req: Salonica / Salonika (29) Lyr Req: Salonica 26 Mar 07

I have a song called Salonica (pronounced Sah-LAH-ni-ka in this song) performed by the Dublin City Ramblers. It's on a CD "Irish Pub Songs, Vol. 2" - various artists. I can't find it here on the Mudcat. It appears to be a song sung by an Irish soldier's wife about the difficulties faced by the troops and complaints about "slackers" who didn't go to war. It appears to be from World War I, and the title is in reference to the Greek city I learned to pronounce Sal-ah-NEE-ka. Does anyone have the lyrics and would be so kind as to post them? Also any additional information about the song, would be appreciated. As I recall one line goes: "When the war is over, what will the soldiers do? They'll walk around on a leg-and-a-half, while the slackers, they have two." Any information will be appreciated. Thanks.

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