DESCRIPTION: "The infantry, the infantry with dirt behind their ears, They can whip their weight in wild cats and drink their weigh tin beers. The cavalry, the artillery, the lousy engineers, They couldn't lick the infantry in a hundred thousand years."
EARLIEST DATE: 1929 (Niles/Moore)
KEYWORDS: soldier nonballad
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Niles/Moore, pp. 29-30, "The Infantry" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "The Son of a Gambolier" (tune & meter) and references there
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