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A soldiers' marching song

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If you want to find the General then I know where he is
I know where he is
I know where he is
If you want to find the General then I know where he is
I know where he is
He's miles and miles behind the line
I've seen him, I've seen him
Miles and miles behind the line
I've seen him, I've seen him
Miles and miles behind the line

If you want to find the old CO then I know where he is
I know where he is
I know where he is
If you want to find the old CO then I know where he is
I know where he is
He's down in the deep dugout
I've seen him, I've seen him
Down in the deep dugout
I've seen him, I've seen him
Down in the deep dugout

If you want to find the sergeant major I know where he is
I know where he is
I know where he is
If you want to find the sergeant major I know where he is
I know where he is
He's lying on the canteen floor
I've seen him, I've seen him
Lying on the canteen floor
I've seen him, I've seen him
Lying on the canteen floor

If you want to find the quartermaster I know where he is
I know where he is
I know where he is
If you want to find the quartermaster I know where he is
I know where he is
He's boozing on the privates' rum
I've seen him, I've seen him
Boozing on the privates' rum
I've seen him, I've seen him
Boozing on the privates' rum

And if you want to find the old battalion I know where they are
I know where they are
I know where they are
And if you want to find the old battalion I know where they are
I know where they are
They're hanging on the old barbed wire
I've seen 'em, I've seen 'em
Hanging on the old barbed wire
I've seen 'em, I've seen 'em
Hanging on the old barbed wire

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from The Men Who Marched Away: Songs of the Great War, released September 15, 2014

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GreenMatthews Coventry, UK

Chris Green and Sophie Matthews play English traditional songs and tunes in a thoroughly 21st-century kick-ass style. Using a blend of ancient instruments such as cittern, English bagpipes and shawm as well as modern folk instruments such as guitar, flute and piano accordion, they breathe new life into material from hundreds of years ago, making it fresh and relevant for a modern audience. ... more

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