Bad Luck to This Marching

DESCRIPTION: "Bad luck to this marching, pileclaying and starching, How neat one must be to be killed by the French! I'm sick of parading Through wet and cold wading...." The soldier's life is hard; food is bad or missing; they don't get paid. He wishes he were home
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1901 (Hylands-Mammoth-Hibernian-Songster)
KEYWORDS: soldier hardtimes food
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Hylands-Mammoth-Hibernian-Songster, p. 134, "Bad Luck to This Marching" (1 text)
Roud #V4109
File: HMHS134A

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