Recruit, The

DESCRIPTION: "Sez Corporal Madden to Private McFadden, 'Bedad, yer a bad'un! Now, turn out yer toes, Yer belt is unhookit...." The corporal rags on the recruit for all sorts of things -- until he gets thirsty; when the private buys him a drink, he relents
AUTHOR: Robert William Chambers (source: Shay and other poetry collections)
EARLIEST DATE: 1928 (Shay-Barroom)
KEYWORDS: soldier drink recitation
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Shay-Barroom, ppp. 208-209, "The Recruit" (1 text)
Roud #9549
NOTES: Although this seems to be fairly popular as a poem, I have no reason to think it was ever sung -- or passed on by oral tradition. - RBW
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