Old Soldiers Never Die (I)

DESCRIPTION: "There is an old cookhouse not far away Where we get sweet damn all three times a day. Ham and eggs we never see, damn all sugar in our tea, As we are gradually fading away. Old soldiers never die... They just fade away."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1951
KEYWORDS: soldier army age
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Silber-FSWB, p. 277, "Old Soldiers Never Die" (1 text)
DT, OLDSOLDR*

Roud #10521
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "There Is a Happy Land Far Away" (tune)
NOTES: The verse quoted above seems to be the only item truly characteristic of this piece. But other verses exist, often bawdy and/or scatological, describing the difficulties of army life or veterans' affairs. - RBW
File: FSWB277A

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