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No. 13: Song (Sergeant with Chorus.)

Music by Edward German

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Enter Sergeant.


Sergeant.
Kathleen (Miss Agnes Fraser)
and Sergeant Pincher
(Mr. R. Compton)
Kathleen and Pincher
Now, this is the song of the Devonshire men
Chorus.
With a bimble and a bumble and the best of 'em!
Sergeant.
And the maids they have left on the moor and the fen -
Chorus.
With a bimble and a bumble and the best of 'em!
Sergeant.
There was Mary Hooper, and Mary Cooper,
and Jane Tucker, and Emily Snugg,
and Susan Wickens, and Hepzibah Lugg,
and Pretty Polly Potter, and the rest of 'em!
Chorus.
And Susan Wickens, and Hepzibah Lugg,
and Pretty Polly Potter, and the rest of 'em!

Sergeant.
The Sergeant he came a-recruiting one day!
Chorus.
With a bimble and a bumble and the best of 'em!
Sergeant.
And the maids cried alack! when the men went away -
Chorus.
With a bimble and a bumble and the best of 'em!
Sergeant.
There was Thomas Perry, and Thomas Merry,
and Jan Hadley, and Timothy Mudd,
and Harry Budgen, and Oliver Rudd,
and Ebenezer Pincher, and the rest of 'em!
Chorus.
And Harry Budgen, and Oliver Rudd,
and Ebenezer Pincher, and the rest of 'em!

Sergeant.
So the men marched away in their bright scarlet coats,
Chorus.
With a bimble and a bumble and the best of 'em!
Sergeant.
Though they shouted "Hooray" they had lumps in their throats,
Chorus.
With a bimble and a bumble and the best of 'em!
Sergeant.
And the maids fell a-crying, as maids often do,
Saying, "Oh, will our lovers be faithful and true?"
But some day they will march into Devon and then,
All the maids will be taking the names of the men -
There'll be Mary Perry, and Mary Merry,
and Jane Hadley, and Emily Mudd,
and Susan Budgen, and Hepzibah Rudd,
and pretty Polly Pincher and the rest of 'em!
Chorus.
There'll be Susan Budgen, and Hepzibah Rudd,
and pretty Polly Pincher and the rest of 'em!

Sergeant.
The Sergeant he may come recruiting once more,
Chorus.
With a bimble and a bumble and the best of 'em!
Sergeant.
There will always be Devonshire men for the war.
Chorus.
With a bimble and a bumble and the best of 'em!
Sergeant.
There'll be young Tom Perry, and young Tom Merry,
and young Jan Hadley, and little Tim Mudd,
and young Hal Budgen, and Juvenile Rudd,
and a little Ebenezer, and the rest of 'em!

Sergeant. Women. Men.
There'll be young Tom Perry, There'll be young Tom Perry, There'll be young Tom
and young Tom Merry, and young Tom Merry, Perry,
and young Jan Hadley, and young Jan Hadley, young Tom
and little Tim Mudd, and little Tim Mudd, Merry,
and young Hal Budgen, and young Hal Budgen, young Jan
and Juvenile Rudd, and Juvenile Rudd, Hadley,
And young Tom Perry, little Tim
and young Tom Merry, Mudd, and
and young Jan Hadley, young Tom
And the rest of 'em! and little Tim Mudd, Perry,
and young Hal Budgen, young Tom
And the rest of 'em! and Juvenile Rudd, Merry,
And young Tom Perry, And young Tom Perry, young Tom
and Merry. and Merry. And a Perry and Merry.
little Ebenezer,
And the rest of 'em! and the rest of 'em! And a little
Ebenezer,
And a little And the rest of 'em!
And the rest of 'em! And the rest of 'em! And a little
Ebenezer,
And the rest, And the rest, And the rest,
And the rest of 'em! And the rest of 'em! And the rest of 'em!

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