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Jack the Rambling Soldier

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I am a soldier bright and brave
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And I'm not afraid to mention
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I laid the French and the Spanish low
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Many miles across the ocean
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I've been to England and Ireland too
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And I've been to bonnie Scotland too
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And many's the pretty maid I've cause for to woo
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I'm a bold and a rambling soldier

When I was young and in my prime
In the years while I went recruiting
To England, Ireland, France and Spain
Where'er there was no shooting
With a lady gay and a pleasant life
In every town, a different wife
Seldom was there any strife
For the bold and the rambling soldier

In Aldershot I courted by day
A daughter and her mother
And all the time that I was there
They were jealous of eachother
My orders came and I had to part
I left poor Jane with a broken heart
From aldershot I soon did part
I'm a bold and a rambling soldier

Well now the King has commanded me
To raise the country over
From Aldershot to Patrick town
And from Plymouth and back to Dover
Whatsoever town that I went
To court the damsels was my bent
To marry none was my intent
I'm a bold and a rambling soldier

Now the war is about to end
And I'm not afraid to mention
The King has given my my discharge
And he's granted me a pension
No doubt some lass will me claim
But none of them can tell my name
And if you want to know the same
It's Jack the rambling soldier

I am a soldier bright and brave
And I'm not afraid to mention
I laid the French and the Spanish low
Many miles across the ocean. 
No doubt some lass will me claim
But none of you can tell my name
And if you want to know the same
It's Jack the rambling soldier