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Flash Company Songs about World War I (148* d) RE: Songs about World War I 16 May 12


If you want to see the Colonel, I know where he is,
I know where he is, I know where he is
If you want to see the Colonel, I know where he is,
He's pinning another medal on his chest.

I saw him, I saw him, pinning another medal on his chest,
Pinning another medal on his chest.

Then the same on down through the ranks, viz,

The Captain.... Shacked up with a French Countess
The Quarter-bloke..... Selling all the Company's Rum
The Sergeant..... Knocking off an old French whore
The Corporal...... Drunk upon the dugout floor
Until:-

But if you want to see the Private, I know where he is
I know where he is, I know where he is
If you want to see the Private, I know where he is
He's dying on the old barbed wire

I saw him, I saw him, dying on the old barbed wire,
(I saw him) Dying on the old barbed wire

The 'I saw him' in the last line spoken, not sung.
Used to sing this one as part of a group of songs around
Armistice Day, the others being 'Join the British Army', 'Any Complaints?' and 'I Don't Want to Join the Army'

FC


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