The Army Bean
(To the tune of 'In the Sweet By and By')
There's a spot that the soldiers all love
The mess tents the place that we mean
and the dish we like best to see there
is the old fashioned white army bean.
Tis the bean that we mean
and we'll eat as we n'er ate before
The army bean, nice and clean
We will stick to our beans ever more.
Now the bean in it's primitive state
is a plant we have all often met
and when cooked in the old army style
it has charms we can never forget
The German is fond of sauerkraut
the potato is loved by the Mick
but the soldiers have long since found out
that thru life to our beans we should stick.