DESCRIPTION: The singer accepts the King's shilling to enlist in Muddley Minor regiment. At Muddley Barracks "they cut my hair so close to my head I could hardly wink my eye." Between marching drills, discipline, and meager food he wishes he were back behind the plow.
EARLIEST DATE: 1975 (recording, Jumbo Brightwell)
KEYWORDS: soldier recruiting food ordeal hardtimes hair
FOUND IN: Britain(England(Lond))
Jumbo Brightwell, "Muddley Barracks" (on Voice20)
NOTES: For the typical British recruiting method of The King's Shilling and getting potential soldiers drunk, as well as the miserable conditions in the army, see the notes to "The Recruited Collier." - RBW
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