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A LONDON TOMMY’S SOLILOQUY

' I’m f 1,-hidin* '■ere, in this sloppy trench, I A-waitin’ tliQ word to “0o”j ' T p;.ts my bay'net, lovin’ like. , An’ says : Ole pal, you know Vou’ro .Shoflicld-m.'i/10, so you'll Ha tnM; : Wherever von diarnce to roam, i With a poke'for the poio little Belgians, I An' ono for’“‘Omo, Sweet Time”! ! An' while I'm thinkin'. I gats the 'ump ; At rocky Kaiser Bill, _ ’ Ar" I'm sort o' disappointed That V never will tret a chill j For 'is Vroeoopo’s psrdicted Wot wc ell know* bloomin' well, That Vli 'ava 'is larst 'cadquarter* In the place where Kicky IclL ' I think o' the wipimon, An' the pore litvid kiddies, 100, ; Knocked a hint in that ’cllish way i Bv a wolfish, drunken crew ! ; An’ niv ’and just ;mps my rifle I Till'the blood jumps np my arm, 1 An’ my teeth go<-s snap for rengcanorj i Ob, "it’s ’ard to keep quite calm! An’ Kaiser Bill, Ve proud o’ this, Ur wouldn't ’e stop it straight? Wot of \> wife an’ children, ’Aven’t they cause to ’ato Sidi cruel things to Lender 'earls? I But, T s’pose Va deaf to all, '■ ]■'<)!■ wot V wants is pails o’ blood Where shriekin’ victims fall! Oawd Vs called on, many n, time, To ’el]) 'is soldier men, But GawcT VII fdl on for ’h.-df One o’ them days, an’ then There won’t be a' bloomin' 'carin’ Tor 'iin. with 'is dirty work ; So. Bill, die man, just think o' that. You an' your pal, the Turk! ■Charles Umbers. Xovember 14.

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A LONDON TOMMY’S SOLILOQUY, Issue 15650, 14 November 1914

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A LONDON TOMMY’S SOLILOQUY Issue 15650, 14 November 1914

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