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GUEST,Murray MacLeod Origins: I'm Asking You Sergeant, Where's Mine? (22) Lyr Add: I'M ASKING YOU SERGEANT WHERE'S MINE 02 Apr 07

Sergeant Where's Mine
(Billy Connolly)

Oh sergeant, was this the adventure you meant
When I put my name down on the line
All your talk of computers, of sunshine and skis
I'm asking you, sergeant, where's mine

I'm lying in bed, I'm in room twenty-six
Thinking of things that I've done
Like cleaning my boots and drinking with friends
And counting the medals of one

I've a brother in Glasgow with long curly hair
When I joined up he said I was mad
He said shooting at strangers just wasn't his game
Now I wish I had done what he said

I've learnt to put up with most things in my time
I can even put up with the pain
But what can you do with a gun in your hand
When you're facing a hundred young weans

The pipe tune Eddie suggested would in fact fit apart from the last line of each verse, which doesn't have enough syllables.

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