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Forward Joe Soap's Army

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‎“Joe Soap” è un nomignolo che in “brit slang” indica persona stupida che viene costantemente usata ‎come burattino nella mani di qualcun altro, come subordinato in balìa dei superiori gerarchici, come ‎capro espiatorio e forse anche, nel caso di questa canzone, come carne da macello…‎

La canzone fu ripresa da Charles Chilton per il suo musical "Oh, What a Lovely War!" del 1963.
Forward Joe Soap's army, ‎
marching without fear,
With our old commander, ‎
safely in the rear.‎

He boasts and skites ‎
from morn till night,
And thinks he's very brave,
But the men who really did the job ‎
are dead and in their grave.‎

Forward Joe Soaps army, ‎
marching without fear,
With our old commander, ‎
safely in the rear.‎

Amen.‎

Contributed by Bernart - 2013/7/29 - 13:38



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