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Artist: The Decemberists
 Album: Her Majesty
  Song: The Soldiering Life

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Ambling madly all over the town, the call to arms, you've likened to 
A whisper, I liken to a radio 
You were a brick bag a bowery tuff, so rough, they called you from 
A cartoon, pulled out of your pantaloons 

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But you, my brother in arms, I'd rather I'd lose my limbs than let you come to harm 
But you, my bombazine doll, the bullets may singe your skin and the mortars may fall 

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But I, I never felt so much life 
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Than tonight, huddled in the trenches 
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Gazing on the battlefield, our rifles blaze away, we blaze away 

Corporal Bradley of regiment five, and proud array standing by 
The bathing soldiers and the stevedores 
We laid on the mattress and tumbled to sleep, our eyes align, swaddled in 
Our civies, cradled in our dungarees 

But you, my brother in arms, I'd rather I'd lose my limbs than let you come to harm 
But you, my bombazine doll, the bullets may singe your skin and the mortars may fall 

But I, I never felt so much life 
Than tonight, huddled in the trenches 
              A                       E              G           D
Gazing on the battlefield, our rifles blaze away, we blaze away 
   A           E     G           D
We blaze away,    we blaze away

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