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Thread #618   Message #1791
Posted By: dick greenhaus
31-Jan-97 - 04:18 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Join the British Army
Subject: RE: Lyric REq: Join the British Army
Hi- This one's a parody of an old Scots song called the Braes of Killiecrankie. Harry Lauder sang a version which went:

When I was young I used to be
As smart a lad as e'er you'd see
The Duke of Wales he sent for me
To gae and jine the army
Noo I'm old and gettin' frail
Like a dog wi' oot a tail
All for the love o' Jean McPhail
The lass o' Killiecrankie.