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4:4 Key: C

[C]I don't [G7]want to be a [C]soldier.
[F]I don't want to go to [C]war,
I'd [G7]rather 'ang a[C]round,
Pi[G6]ccadilly under[Am]ground,
[D7]Livin' off the earnings of a [G7]lady typist.
[C]I don't want a [G7]bayonet in me [C]belly,
I [E7]don't want me knackers shot away,
Oh, I'd [F]rather be [C]England,
In [F]merry, merry [C]England,
And [D7]fornicate me [G7]bleeding life a[C]way.

[C]Pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag,
And [Am]smile, [F]smile, [C]smile,
[C]While you've a lucifer to light [E7]your [Am]fag,
[D7]Smile, boys, that's the [G7]style.
[C]What's the use of [G7]worrying?
[C]It [F]nev—[G7]-er [C]was [D7]worth-[G7]while, so
[C]Pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag, and
smile, [G]smile, [C]smile.

[C]If the sergeant drinks your [C7]rum, never [F]mind
If the sergeant drinks your [G]rum, never [G7]mind
[C]He's entitled to a [C7]tot
But [F]not the bleeding [D]lot
If the [G]sergeant drinks your [G7]rum, never [C]mind

[C]If you get stuck on the [C7]wire, never [F]mind
If you get stuck on the [G]wire, never [G7]mind
[C]Though you're stuck there all the [C7]day,
They count you [F]dead and stop your [D]pay
If you [G]get stuck on the [G7]wire, never [C]mind

[C]One staff officer jumped right over [Am]another staff officer's back.
And [F]another staff officer jumped right over that [C]other staff officer's back,
A [C]third staff officer jumped right over two [Am]other staff officers' backs,
And a [G7]fourth staff officer jumped right over all the [C]other staff officers' backs.

Repeat Verse

[C]They were only playing leapfrog,
[F]They were only playing [C]leapfrog,
[C]They were only playing [Am]leapfrog,
When [G7]one staff officer jumped right over [C]another staff officer's back.

Repeat Chorus

[C]Bombed last night, and bombed the night [G]before.
Going to get bombed tonight if we never get bombed any[C]more.
When we're bombed, we're scared as we can [G]be.
Can't stop the bombing from [C]High [G]German[C]y.

[C]They're warning us, they're [G]warning us.
One shell hole for just the [C]four of us.
Thank your lucky stars there are no [Am]more of [C]us.
As [G]one of us can fill it all a[C]lone.

[C]Gassed last night, and gassed the night [G]before.
Going to get gassed tonight if we never get gassed any[C]more.
When we're gassed, we're sick as we can [G]be.
For phosgene and mustard gas is [C]much too [G]much for [C]me.

[C]They're killing us, they're [G]killing us.
One respirator for the [C]four of us.
Thank your lucky stars that we can all run [G]fast.
So [G]one of us can use it all a[C]lone.

[C]When this [C7]lousy war is [F]over
[C]No more soldiering for [G7]me,
[C]When I [C7]get my civvy [F]clothes on,
[C]Oh how [G7]happy I shall [C]be.
[G]No more [G7]church parades on [C]Sunday,
[F]No more [Em]putting in for [G]leave.[G7]
[C]I shall [C7]kiss sergeant-[F]ma[Am]jor.
[C]How I'll [G7]miss him. How he'll [C]grieve.



Added or amended 7th September 2014
Reproduced soley for
educational purposes


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