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Grafted into the Army


Our Jimmy has gone for to live in a tent.
They have grafted him into the army.
He finally puckered up courage and went.
When they grafted him into the army.
I told them the child
was too young 'alas
At the captains fore quarters
they said he would pass
They train him up well
in the infantry class.
So they grafted him into the army.

(Chorus)
So Jimmy farewell your brothers fell
Way down in Alabamie
I thought they would spare a lone widows heir
but they grafted him into the Army.

Dressed up in his uniform dear little chap
They've grafted him into the army
It seems but a day since he slept in my lap 
But they grafted him into the army
And these are the trousers he used to wear
Them very same buttons, the patch and the tear
But Uncle Sam gave him a brand new pair
When they grafted him into the army

(Chorus)

Now in my pre-visions I see him revealed
They've grafted him into the army
A picket beside the con-tented field
They've grafted him into the army
He looks kinder sickish begins to cry
a big volunteer staring right in his eye
OH! what if the duckie should up and die!
They've grafted him into the army.

(Chorus) 

 

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