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ON ACTIVE SERVICE                  81
But out on Active Service there are dangers
everywhere, The shrapnel shell and bullet that comes on
you unaware, The saucy little rifle is a perky little maid, An' w'en you've got 'er message you 'ave done
your last parade. The four-point-five will seek you from some
distant leafy wood, An' taps you on the napper an' you're out of
step for good. From the gun within the spinney to the sniper
up a tree There are terrors waitin' Tommy in the things
'e doesn't see.