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Thread #36510   Message #504409
Posted By: Uncle_DaveO
11-Jul-01 - 04:54 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Soldier and the Sailor (Soldier's Prayer)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: THE SOLDIER AND THE SAILOR
Mike Seeger sings yet another version, in which

"We'll pray for the young boys that stay at home and plow
And gain their maintainance by the sweat of their brow.
Good luck and good fortune them always attend,
And money aplenty. Said the soldier, Amen!

"We'll pray for the young girls that stay at home and spin,
Nor go to night parties, as all of us has been.
Good luck and good fortune them always attend,
And sweethearts to court them! Said the soldier, Amen!

We'll pray for the old miser, with his hands full of gold.
He neither lends it nor spends it nor gives to the poor.
Bad luck and bad fortune him always attend,
And the Devil to fetch him! Said the soldier, Amen!

Mike Seeger, Southern Banjo Sounds DRO