I’ll make a man out of you

Vamp style: Lesley sings one verse, followed by 2 choruses (different words). We don’t need to worry too much about this one, but as “I don’t want to be a soldier” comes out of it, it’s worth a listen.


Mp3s and scores
Any Youtube or web links/connections

Denmark WW1 Running Order

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The Army and the Navy need attention,
The outlook isn’t healthy you’ll admit,
But I’ve got a perfect dream of a new recruiting scheme,
Which I think is absolutely it.
If only other girls would do as I do
I believe that we could manage it alone,
For I turn all suitors from me but the sailor and the Tommy,
I’ve an army and a navy of my own.

On Sunday I walk out with a Soldier,
On Monday I’m taken by a Tar,
On Tuesday I’m out with a baby Boy Scout,
On Wednesday a Hussar;
On Thursday a gang oot wi’ a Scottie,
On Friday, the Captain of the crew;
But on Saturday I’m willing, if you’ll only take the shilling,
To make a man of any one of you.

I teach the tenderfoot to face the powder,
That gives an added lustre to my skin,
And I show the raw recruit how to give a chaste salute,
So when I’m presenting arms he’s falling in.
It makes you almost proud to be a woman.
When you make a strapping soldier of a kid.
And he says ‘You put me through it and I didn’t want to do it
But you went and made me love you so I did.’

On Sunday I walk out with a Bo’sun.
On Monday a Rifleman in green,
On Tuesday I choose a ‘sub’ in the ‘Blues’,
On Wednesday a Marine;
On Thursday a Terrier from Tooting,
On Friday a Midshipman or two,
But on Saturday I’m willing, if you’ll only take the shilling,
To make a man of any one of you.


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Parts-Scores and/or recordings

Depending on your browser, you should be able to download from one of the above links by either right-click -> download file/Save Link as/Save Linked File or control-click -> download linked file/Save Link as. For Google Chrome and some other browsers that have disabled mp3 downloads, I’m putting in a link (marked “link”), so click on that and right-click or control-click -> download linked file/Save Link as

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