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Artist/Band: Great Big Sea
Lyrics for Song: Recruiting Sargeant
Lyrics for Album: Play [1997]



Two recruiting sergeants came to the CLB,

for the sons of the merchants, to join the Blue Puttees

So all the hands enlisted, five hundred young men

Enlist you Newfoundlanders and come follow me

They crossed the broad Atlantic in the brave Florizel,

And on the sands of Suvla, they entered into hell

And on those bloody beaches, the first of them fell

Chorus

So it's over the mountains, and over the sea

Come brave Newfoundlanders and join the Blue Puttees

You'll fight in Flanders, and at Galipoli

Enlist you Newfoundlanders and come follow me

Then the call came from London, for the last July drive

To the trenches with the regiment, prepare yourselves to die

The roll call next morning, just a handful survived.

Enlist you Newfoundlanders and come follow me

Chorus

The stone men on Water Street still cry for the day

When the pride of the city went marching away

A thousand men slaughtered, to hear the King say

Enlist you Newfoundlanders and come follow me

Chorus x3


Album Lyrics: Play [1997]


Great Big Sea
"Play [1997]"


1. How Did We Get From Saying 'I Love You'...
2. Haven't Seen You In A Long Time
3. Seagulls
4. Recruiting Sargeant
5. Greenspond
6. My Apology
7. Jakey's Gin
8. Something I Should Know
9. Jolly Roving Tar
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