At the Halt on the Left
DESCRIPTION: "At the halt on the left, form platoon! (x2) If the odd numbers don't mark time two places, How the hell can the rest form platoon?" "If he moves in the ranks, take his name (x2), You can hear the Seargent-Major calling, 'If he moves in the ranks...."
EARLIEST DATE: 1931 (Brophy/Partridge-TommiesSongsAndSlang)
KEYWORDS: soldier nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Brophy/Partridge-TommiesSongsAndSlang, p. 34, "At the Halt on the Left (1 text)
cf. "Three Cheers for the Red, White, and Blue" (tune)
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