Mudcat Café message #418894 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #31970   Message #418894
Posted By: GUEST,Bard Judith
16-Mar-01 - 03:52 AM
Thread Name: WWI Trench songs
Subject: Lyr Add: GEE MA I WANNA GO HOME
Dear Bugsy - not sure if this is a WW1 or WW2 song - and it is already in the Mudcat database - but you might wanna list this under Alternative Lyrics? Note, for example, the area-specific line added in the chorus which pegs this as a Canadian version ... but also note the reference to a Hollywood actress... :)

GEE MA I WANNA GO HOME

They say that in the Army
The food is mighty fine
A bean rolled off the table
And killed a pal of mine!

(Chorus) Oh, I don't want no more of Army life
Gee Ma, I wanna go
Back to Ontario
Gee Ma, I wanna go home!

They say that in the army
The girls are mighty fine
I asked for Betty Grable
They gave me Frankenstein!

(Chorus)

They say that in the army
The booze is mighty fine
I asked for Scotch-n-Soda
They gave me turpentine!

(Chorus)

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 11-Nov-02.