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Brewster: Ballads and Songs of Indiana
343
shot them down.
1.     There was a roaming soldier, He roamed from town to town, And every time he took a drink He paid the money down.
Chorus
He paid the money down, He paid the money down, And every time he took a drink, He paid the money down.1
2.     He was the bravest soldier ; He rode from town to town, And every enemy he'd see He'd willingly shoot him down.
3.     His pockets lined with greenbacks, Six-shooter in his handó
The people wave their flags and shout, "Here comes the Blue-Coat Man I"
xThe chorus is formed by using the last line of the stanza for the first, second, and fourth lines, and the third line of the stanza for the third line of the chorus-








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