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The Kerry Recruit

The Kerry recruit, song / Mary Hart, singing in English

The Kerry recruit, song / Mary Hart, singing in English

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Riddle answer

When I was in Ireland and digging up land
With me brogues on me feet and me spade in me hand
Oh up came a sergeant, said he, ‘Would you list?’
‘Arrah, grá mo chroí, sergeant, gi’ me a hould of your fist,’
Singing, Taddy hi ho, taddy hi ho
Wack fal de doodle, singing, Taddy hi ho

He gave me five bob, he said he’d give me more
‘Call up to headquarters, I’ll pay off your score.’
‘Headquarters, headquarters, headquarters,’ says I
If I’m going to be quartered, sir I’ll bid you good-bye.'

When I listed to sea I was sent
On board a big ship called the Bonny Dundee
Three sticks in the middle all covered with a sheet
And she walked along the water without any feet!

And when I was listed to India I was sent
With climbing up rocks my knees were all bent
I listed for seven, thank God it’s not ten
I’ll go home to old Ireland and I’ll dig turf again.

Db Item 126 Musictr
Db Item 126 Musictr

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