Soldier, Soldier

(Traditional)

From the album The House Carpenter’s Daughter

Said, “soldier, now soldier would you marry me before the fight comes on?” “How can I marry such a pretty little girl when I got no suit to put on?” Well she went to the dry goods store, hard as she could run, she bought the finest little suit in the store, “come on soldier put this on.”

Said, “soldier, now soldier would you marry me before the fight comes on?” “How can I marry such a pretty little girl when I got no shoes to put on.” Well she went to the dry goods store, hard as she could run, she bought the finest little shoes in the store, “come on soldier put these on.”

Said, “soldier, now soldier would you marry me before the fight comes on?” “How can I marry such a pretty little girl when I got no hat to put on?” Well she went to the dry goods store, hard as she could run, she bought the finest little hat in the store, “come on soldier put this on.”

Said, “soldier, now soldier would you marry me before the fight comes on?” “How can I marry such an ugly little girl when I got a pretty wife at home?”