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THE U. S. A. RECRUIT
N OW list to my song, it will not take me long, And in some things with me you'll agree; A young man so green came in from Moline, And enlisted a soldier to be. He had lots of pluck, on himself he was stuck, In his Government straights he looked " boss," And he chewed enough beans for a hoss.
He was a rookey, so flukey, He was a jim dandy you all will agree, He said without fear, " Before I'm a year In the Army, great changes you'll see." He was a stone thrower, a foam blower, He was a Loo Loo you bet,
He stood on his head and these words gently said, " I'll be second George Washington yet."
At his post he did land, they took him in hand,
The old bucks they all gathered 'round,
Saying " Give us your fist; where did you enlist?
You'll take on again I'll be bound;
I've a blanket to sell, it will fit you quite well,
I'll sell you the whole or a piece.
I've a dress coat to trade, or a helmet unmade,
It will do you for kitchen police."
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