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Join the British Army

Dominic Behan
When I was young I used to be As fine a lad as ever you'd see And the Prince of Wales he said to me 'Come And Join The British Army' Toora loora loora loo They're looking for monkeys up in the zoo And says one if I had a face like you I'd join the British army Sarrah came and baked the cake And sold for poor old Stafely's sake So I'll throw myself into the lake Pretending I was barmy Toora loora loora loo What make me mind up what to do? Now I'll work me ticket home to you And ... the British army Sergeant Healy went away And his wife got in the family way And the only words that she could say Was 'Blame the British army' Toora loora loora loo Me curse upon the Labour too That took me darling boy from me To join the British army Corporal Sheane has a terrible mouth Just give him a couple o' jars of stout And he'll ate the enemy with his mouth And save the British army Toora loora loora loo What made me mind up what to do? Now I'll work me ticket home to you And ... the British army