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Thread #36510   Message #3002179
Posted By: GUEST,Helen
07-Oct-10 - 09:46 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Soldier and the Sailor (Soldier's Prayer)
Subject: RE: Origins: Soldier and the Sailor (Soldier's Prayer)
And these are Hamish Imlach's lyrics to the song:

Well a soldier and a sailor went walking one day
Said the soldier to the sailor let? Come let us pray
And if we have one prayer we might as well have ten
Let's have a bloody litany said the sailor amen

And what shall we pray for? Let's pray for some beer
That wonderful beautiful glorious beer.
And if we have one beer we might as well have ten
Let's have a bloody brewery said the sailor amen

And now what shall we pray for? Let's pray for our wench.
Glory oh glory may she be French
And if we have one wench we might as well have ten
Let's have a bloody harem said the sailor amen

And now who shall we pray for? Let's pray for the Queen.
Glory o glory long may she reign.
And if she has one child may she also have ten,
May she have a bloody regiment said the sailor Amen.

Now who shall we pray for? Let's pray for the Duke.
That wonderful handsome great smiling bloke
And if he loses one hair may he also lose ten
May his highness go bald he said the sailor Amen


What last shall we pray for? Let's pray for world peace,
From Cape Town to China from Glasgow to Greece
And if we have one year we might as well have ten
May we never ever ever have another one said the sailor. Amen.