I'll Be a Sergeant

DESCRIPTION: "I'll be a sergeant, an orderly sergeant, I'll be a sergeant, on that just bet your life." The singer will make the other soldiers hate him, but the girls will love them all. He won't take orders from a girl. The singer then thinks about being a colonel
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1863 (F. J. Child, War Songs for Freemen, according to Silber-CivWarFull)
KEYWORDS: soldier nonballad
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Silber-CivWarFull, pp. 204-206, "I'll Be a Sergeant" (1 text, 1 tune)
File: SCWF204

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