Authors

T Maclagan

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1856

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Abstract

1. I am Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines,

I often live beyond my means,

I sport young ladies in their teens,

To cut a swell in the army.

I teach the ladies how to dance,

how to dance, how to dance,

I teach the ladies how to dance,

For I'm their pet in the army.

I'm Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines,

I give my horse good corn and beans;

Of course its quite beyond my means,

Tho a Captain in the army.

2. I join'd my corps when twenty-one,

Of course I thought it capital fun;

When the enemy came, then off I run,

I wasn't cut out for the army.

When I left home mama she cried,

mama she cried, mama she cried,

When I left home mama she cried

"He aint cut out for the army."

3, The first day I went out to drill

The bugle sound made me quite ill.

At the Balance step my hat it fell,

And that wouldn't do for the army.

The officers they all did shout,

they all cried out, they all did shout,

The officers they all did shout

"Oh that's the Cure of the army"!

4. My Tailor's bills came in so fast

Forc'd me one day to leave at last,

And ladies too no more did cast

Sheep's eyes at me in the army.

My Creditors at me did shout,

at me did shout, at me did shout,

My Creditors at me did shout,

"Why kick him out of the army."

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