Company Cook, The

DESCRIPTION: "The company cook had a greasy look, A nasty galoot was he, His only shirt was stiff with dirt...." The cook is "an autocrat," but "the stuff we got to put in the pot Was too often fit for swill." One day he dies and is buried; they expect he is in hell
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1934
KEYWORDS: cook death army
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REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lomax-ABFS, pp. 551-552, "The Company Cook" (1 text)
Roud #15544
NOTES: Makes me think of "The Bastard King of England," but the dependence seems to be merely a matter of vague allusions. - RBW
File: LxA551

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