Joining Up

 

I havenít had a decent job

Since Larkinís been about

And Murphy and his cronies

Locked the workers out

But Iím young and strong and able

And I want to play my part

Iím off to help the Belgians

But itís breaking Maryís heart

 

Weíre heading off to Flanders

Adventure for to seek

And Mary gets me pension

Itís two pound six a week

And if I donít get back in time

To see the baby born

Iíll send her back a blanket

To keep the Chisler warm

 

Iíve done me basic training

Down the Curragh with the sheep

Theyíve given me a uniform

Iíve worn it for a week

Weíre going to take the Holly

Across the Irish Sea

Sailing off to Flanders

And we wonít be home for tea

 

Weíre heading off to Flanders

Adventure for to seek

And Mary gets me pension

Itís two pound six a week

And if I donít get back in time

To see the baby born

Iíll send her back a blanket

To keep the Chisler warm

 

They said theyíd post me wages

With interest each week

Thatíll put me Mary straight

With what sheís bought on tic

She can ramble from the GPO

To the pawn in Marlboro Street

Pick up the stuff sheís hocked

For buying food to eat

 

Weíre off the beat the Germans

And get medals fore and aft

We could even get commended

By the lofty chiefs of staff

And with all out decorations

Our ribbons and our scars

Weíll be the envy of the slackers

In every pub and bar

 

Weíre heading off to Flanders

Adventure for to seek

And Mary gets me pension

Itís two pound six a week

And if I donít get back in time

To see the baby born

Iíll send her back a blanket

To keep the Chisler warm

 

Weíre heading off to Flanders

Adventure for to seek

And Mary gets me pension

Itís two pound six a week

And if I donít get back in time

To see the baby born

Iíll send her back a blanket

To keep the Chisler warm

 

Iíll send her back a blanket

To keep the Chisler warm