Join The British ArmyEwan MacColl
|Originale||Versione di Ronnie Drew dei Dubliners|
|JOIN THE BRITISH ARMY|
When I was young I used to be as fine a man as ever you'd see;
The Prince of Wales, he said to me, "Come and join the British army."
Too ra loo ra loo ra loo, they're looking for monkeys up in the zoo
If I had a face like you, I would join the British army.
Sarah Camdon baked a cake; it was all for poor old Slattery's sake.
I threw meself into the lake, pretending I was balmy.
Too ra loo ra loo ra loo, 'twas the only thing that I could do
To work my ticket home to you and leave the British army.
Corporal Duff's got such a drought, just give him a couple of jars of stout;
He'll kill the enemy with his mouth and save the British Army.
Too ra loo ra loo ra loo, Me curse is on the Labour brew;
They took your darling boy from you to join the British army.
Captain Heeley went away and his wife got in the family way,
And all the words that she would say was "Blame the British Army."
Too ra loo ra loo ra loo, I've made me mind up what to do
I'll work my ticket home to you and leave the British army.
|THE BRTISH ARMY|
When I was young I used to be
As fine a man as ever you’d see
Til the Prince of Wales he said to me:
“Come and join the British army”
Toora loora loora loo,
they’re looking for monkeys up at the zoo
And I: “If I had a face like you,
I’d join the British army”
Sarah Conlon baked a cake,
‘twas all for poor oul Slattery’s sake
She threw herself into the lake,
pretending she was barmy
Corporal Daly went away,
his wife got in the family way
And the only thing that she could say,
was: “BIP the British army”
Corporal Kelly’s a terrible drought,
just give him a couple of jars of stout
And he’ll beat the enemy with his mouth
and save the British army
Kilted soldiers wear no drawers,
won’t you kindly lend them yours
The rich must always help the poor
to save the British army