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GUEST,Bob Coltman 21 Jul 06 - 10:46 AM
GUEST 20 Oct 12 - 04:06 AM
GUEST,.gargoyle 20 Oct 12 - 06:18 AM
MGM·Lion 20 Oct 12 - 12:03 PM
GUEST 20 Oct 12 - 05:13 PM
GUEST,nerd hunter 28 Mar 17 - 10:07 AM
GUEST,Rose 25 Jan 18 - 06:54 AM
Lighter 25 Jan 18 - 08:17 AM
GUEST 05 Feb 18 - 03:17 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: A Soldier I Will Be
From: GUEST,Bob Coltman
Date: 21 Jul 06 - 10:46 AM

Posting here as an offshoot from the "Tie My Pecker To My Leg" thread. A few posts dealt with the immortal stanza reported in Randolph, Blow the Candles Out, completed with help from posters:

Ass hole, ass hole, a soldier I would be,   
To piss, to piss, two pistols at my knee,   
Fuck you, fuck you, for curiosity,   
To fight for the cunt, to fight for the cunt, to fight for the cunt-er-y.

It was noted that a British variant has

To fight for the Queen's cunt, fight for the Queen's cunt, fight for the Queen's country.

The stanza as it is could not be more perfect. Nevertheless my lady and I thought it would be nice if the song went on longer. So we stayed up late batting our brains over possible further verses. The following are our more or less lame results, put together with the original verse.

- - - Bob Coltman

A SOLDIER I WOULD BE
Verse 1 traditional. Remaining verses c 2006 Bob Coltman

Ass hole, ass hole, a soldier I would be,   
To piss, to piss, two pistols at my knee,   
Fuck you, fuck you, for curiosity,   
To fight for the cunt, to fight for the cunt, to fight for the cunt-er-y.

A cock, a cock, a cockade cap I'll wear,
A boob, a boob, a booby prize I'll bear,
My come, my come, my cummerbund I'll tear,
Jabbed by the prick, jabbed by the prick, jabbed by the prickly pear.

My pee, my pee, my peevish face I'll show,
A whore, a whore, a horrid fit I'll throw,
My ass, my ass, my asthma all aglow,
Gobbling piss, gobbling piss, gobb'ling pistachio.

A dick, a dick, a dictator I'll be,
Jack off, jack off, jack of all trades, that's me,
That shit, that shit, that's itching horribly,
Bit by the bum, bit by the bum, bit by the bumblebee.

Ass hole, ass hole, a soldier all my days,
With balls, with balls, with balsam fir sachets,
My fart, my fart, my far trail I will blaze,
And beat off the meat, beat off the meat, beat off the meter maids.

Bugle call coda

No one better harm me, while I am in the army,   
A cannon would alarm me, So pass me the parasol.   

I   can't get it up, I can't get it up, I can't get it up this morn – ing,
I can't get it up, I can't get it up, I can't get it up at all.

---- Ad lib until tired ----


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: A Soldier I Will Be
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Oct 12 - 04:06 AM

One small thing....the last line of the first verse should read.

"To fight for the old cunt,fight for the old cunt,fight for the old country".

Cheers me dears.

Stu from Bromley.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: A Soldier I Will Be
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 20 Oct 12 - 06:18 AM

Nicely done.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle
I 'll present it at down downs this weekend.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: A Soldier I Will Be
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 20 Oct 12 - 12:03 PM

Stu from Bromley ~~ "Should" is not a word to be used of a traditional song. You mean you prefer the version in which the first verse ends as you have quoted. There is no 'should' about it.

~M~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: A Soldier I Will Be
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Oct 12 - 05:13 PM

I remember it differently from my schooldays (c1968)

Fuck you, fuck you, for curiosity,
Ass hole, ass hole, a soldier I will be,   
To piss, to piss, two pistols at my knee,      
To fight for my cunt, to fight for my cunt, to fight for my cunt-er-y.

Although it's very basic, it seems to make more sense that way as well.
i.e.
For the sake of curiosity I will become a soldier, and with two pistols will fight for my country.
as opposed to:
I will become a soldier, with two pistols. And, for the sake of curiosity will fight for my country.

Other views may vary :)

Cheers
Nigel


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: A Soldier I Will Be
From: GUEST,nerd hunter
Date: 28 Mar 17 - 10:07 AM

i like this


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: A Soldier I Will Be
From: GUEST,Rose
Date: 25 Jan 18 - 06:54 AM

I remember it like this.
Ass hole ass hole a shoulder went to war.
Fuck you fuck you for curiosity.
My cunt my cunt my country went to war fuck you fuck you for curiosity


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: A Soldier I Will Be
From: Lighter
Date: 25 Jan 18 - 08:17 AM

Bob Coltman's initial stanza appeared in the sub rosa anthology "Immortalia" in 1927.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: A Soldier I Will Be
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Feb 18 - 03:17 AM

This is the version I heard in my youth:

A sol- a sol- a soldier I would be
For cu- for cu- for curiosity
I fight for my coun- I fight for my coun- I fight for my coun-t-ry
With a pis- with a pis- with a pistol on my knee...

Cheers, z


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