THAT'S WHERE THE SOLDIERS GO
 
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Last night a soldier boy gave me a saucy wink
He took me purse and said, 'Come on, I'll treat you to a drink.'
He told me lots of tales and when we'd had a few
He showed me how he fought and won the battle of Waterloo
He left me and said, 'I'll be back, now, don't you go away.'
At closing time they threw me out then I began to say,

Chorus: I've lost me soldier boy, a soldier don't you know
I went and asked a policeman, 'Where do the soldiers go?'
He buckled up his belt. Said, 'I'll look after you.
Instead of having a soldier, wouldn't a policeman do?'
He took me arm and marched me through the town
He was trying to hold me up and I was falling down
'Where are you taking me?' I whispered. He said, 'Flo,
I'm taking you to the station. That's where the soldiers go.'


Inside the station door I said, 'Don't talk to me
Er, send for Doctor Bogey, I'm as sober as can be
He made me walk the line. I started full of grace
And I was doing fine until I slipped upon my face
The beak next morning said, 'What brought you here my maiden fair?'
I pointed to the Copper and said, 'That thing over there.'

Chorus: I've lost me soldier boy, a soldier don't you know
I went and asked a policeman, 'Where do the soldiers go?'
He buckled up his belt. Said, 'I'll look after you.
Instead of having a soldier, wouldn't a policeman do?'
'Take my advice,'then said the Magistrate
'Never with a soldier ever make another date
You'll have to pay a fine or else you'll go below.'
I said, 'I wouldn't mind,Sir, if that's where the soldiers go!'
 
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Written and composed by McGhee & Walsh
Performed by Lily Morris (1882-1952)
 
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