That Bloody War (I)

DESCRIPTION: ""I was just a little infant boy, I was raised out on a farm, Never so much as killed a flea" until "that bloody war." A policeman takes him into the army. Ssent to France, helives on poor food. He won't fight again if there is another war
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1962 (recording, Joseph Able Trivett)
KEYWORDS: war soldier food hardtimes warning
REFERENCES (1 citation):
DallasCruel, pp. 172-173, "That Bloody War" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #5726
cf. "That Crazy War" (lyrics)
cf. "Battleship of Maine" (lyrics, theme)
NOTES [85 words]: This has similarities to both "That Crazy War" and "Battleship of Maine." DallasCruel notes the similarity to the latter but not to the former and thinks it an independent song that perhaps someone recorded in the Twenties or Thirties. This is possible, but I suspect it's a World War I adaption of "Battleship of Maine" or "That Crazy War" or some such -- very likely with some lyrics from another song mixed to create this composite (I have no idea whether it was Trivett or his source who combined them). - RBW
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File: DalC172

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