George Formby Song-book: Our Sergeant Major-1938c
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Our Sergeant Major-1938C
  Regal Zonophone MR3425 Gifford/Cliffe/Formby

  F 
 NOW THERES A SERGEANT MAJOR, ENJOYS LIFE WHEN HE CAN 
                                  G7            C7 
 HE PROVES TO ALL THE LADIES, HES A SOLDIER AND A MAN 

 F                              Gm 
 HE STICKS OUT HIS CHEST, TWO PILLOWS IN HIS VEST 
 C7                                          F 
A BOLSTER UNDER HIS ROTUNDA, OUR SERGEANT MAJOR 

      F                           Gm 
 HIS MEDALS BREAK OUR HEARTS, HE WON THEM PLAYING DARTS 
      C7                                               F 
 AND WHILE COMPETING, WHO WAS CHEATING, OUR SERGEANT MAJOR 

      Am             Em7          Am 
 HES FAR AWAY THE WORST FRIEND WEVE EVER HAD 
  Gm            D7          Gm              C7 
 WHEN HES FAR AWAY, WELL, WERE MIGHTY GLAD 

    F                     Gm 
 IN THE CANTEEN BAR, YOU KNOW WHAT SERGEANTS ARE 
  C7                                                      F 
WHEN WEVE PASSED OUT, WHOS THE LAST OUT, OUR SERGEANT MAJOR 

     F                          Gm 
HES GOT A RAUCOUS VOICE, HIS LANGUAGE ISNT CHOICE 
     C7                                                   F 
 IN CLINK WED SHOVE HIM, HOW WE LOVE HIM, OUR SERGEANT MAJOR 

      F                                 Gm 
 HIS WEIGHT ABOUT HELL THROW, THE WICKED SO AND SO 
    C7                                              F 
 WHOD EVEN SMOTHER, HIS OWN MOTHER, OUR SERGEANT MAJOR 

      Am             Em7            Am 
HES FAR AWAY THE WORST FRIEND WEVE EVER HAD 
   Gm            D7         Gm           C7 
 WHEN HES FAR AWAY, WELL, WERE MIGHTY GLAD 
       F                          Gm 
 OUR BUGLER GOES HIS ROUNDS, AND WHEN THE BUGLE SOUNDS 
     C7                                             F 
 FOR EVERLASTING, WHOS HE BLASTING, OUR SERGEANT MAJOR 

 UKE SOLO 

     F                          Gm 
 HE MAKES RAW RECRUITS, JUST TREMBLE IN THERE BOOTS 
    C7                                                     F 
 CALLS THEM SLACKERS, WHOS GONE CRACKERS, OUR SEREGEANT MAJOR 

      F                           Gm 
 HIS FEET FILL UP THE ROAD, KNOCK-KNEED AND PIGEON TOED 
  C7                                                   F 
 WED SOONER SHOOT HIM THAN SALUTE HIM, OUR SERGEANT MAJOR 

      Am               Em7             Am 
HES FAR AWAY THE WORST FRIEND WEVE EVER HAD 
   Gm            D7        Gm              C7 
 WHEN HES FAR AWAY, WELL, WERE MIGHTY GLAD 

       F                         Gm 
 THE MASCOT GOAT WE OWN, SO BIG AND FAT HAS GROWN 
  C7                                                 F 
WILD AND WARLIKE, HES FAR MORE LIKE, OUR SERGEANT MAJOR 
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