George Formby Song-book: Bless 'em All-1940c
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Bless 'Em All-1940C
  Regal Zonophone MR3394 Hughes/Lake
     D                                                                  A
They say there's a troopship just leaving Bombay, bound for old Blighty shore
                                     A7                       D
Heavily laden with time expired men, bound for the land they adore.
        D                                                                    A
There's many an airman just finishing his time, there's many a twerp signing on.
                 A7          A           A7        A           A7              D
You'll get no promotion this side of the ocean, so cheer up my lads, Bless 'em All.

         D                                   D7            G
Bless em All, Bless em All, the long and the short and the tall
A 
Bless all the sergeants and W. O. ones,
E7            E            A             A7
Bless all the corprals and their blinkin sons,
          D                             D7                           G
Cos were saying goodbye to them all, as back to their billets they crawl
       A         A7          A           A7        A           A7              D
You'll get no promotion this side of the ocean, so cheer up my lads, Bless 'em All

     D
They say if you work hard you'll get better pay
                       A
We've heard all that before

Clean up your buttons and polish your boots
A7                         D
Scrub out the barrack room floor
        D                                                       A
There's many a rookie has taken it in, hook line and sinker an 'all
       A         A7          A           A7        A           A7              D
You'll get no promotion this side of the ocean, so cheer up my lads, Bless em All
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         D                                   D7            G
Bless em All, Bless em All, the long and the short and the tall
A 
Bless all the sergeants and W. O. ones,
E7            E            A             A7
Bless all the corprals and their blinkin sons,
          D                             D7                           G
Cos were saying goodbye to them all, as back to their billets they crawl
       A         A7          A           A7        A           A7              D
You'll get no promotion this side of the ocean, so cheer up my lads, Bless em All

         D                                                           A
Now they say that the Sergeant's a very nice chap, oh what a tale to tell.
                                          A7                          D
Ask him for leave on a Saturday night and he'll pay your fare home as well.
        D                                                                      A
There's many an airman has blighted his life through writing rude words on the wall
       A         A7          A           A7        A           A7              D
You'll get no promotion this side of the ocean, so cheer up my lads, Bless em All

         D                                   D7            G
Bless em All, Bless em All, the long and the short and the tall
A 
Bless all the sergeants and W. O. ones,
E7            E            A             A7
Bless all the corprals and their blinkin sons,
          D                             D7                           G
Cos were saying goodbye to them all, as back to their billets they crawl
       A         A7          A           A7        A           A7              D
You'll get no promotion this side of the ocean, so cheer up my lads, Bless em All

D                   G              Gm       E           A7              D
Nobody knows what a twerp you have been, so cheer up my lads, bless  em all

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