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Thread #36510   Message #1093536
Posted By: Mick O'Farrell
15-Jan-04 - 03:05 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Soldier and the Sailor (Soldier's Prayer)
Subject: Origins: soldier and a sailor (soldiers prayer)
Does any body know of a good recorded version of 'A Soldier and a Sailor', also somtimes called 'The Soldier's Prayer'. My dad used to sing the following lyrics : _

A soldier and a sailor went walking one day,
Said the soldier to the sailor,
Shall we kneel down and pray,
And if we say one prayer,
Then let's make it ten,
We'll have a bloody sermon, said the sailor, Amen.

And if would should pray, let us pray for some beer,
Oh lord, may we have some
To bring us good cheer,
And if we have one pint,
Then let's make it ten,
Let's 'ave a bloody brewery, said the sailor, Amen.

I've heard Hamish Imlach's version, but the melody he uses definatly varies somewhat, from the version I know.