The Willing Conscript Song Lyrics

Tom Paxton


writers: Tom Paxton
album: Track 2 in album Ain't That News
release date: 1965
popularity : 117 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk
length: 2:32

Album Information

label: Elektra
country(area): United Kingdom
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Tom Paxton Ain't That News cover art


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Oh sergeant, I'm a draftee
And I've just arrived in camp
I've come to wear the uniform
And join the martial tramp

And I want to do my duty
But one thing I do implore
You must give me lessons, sergeant
For I've never killed before

To do my job obediently
Is all that I desire
To learn my weapon thoroughly
And how to aim and fire


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Ain't That News
  • 2 The Willing Conscript
  • 3 Lyndon Johnson Told the Nation
  • 4 Hold on to Me Babe
  • 5 The Name of the Game Is Stud
  • 6 Bottle of Wine
  • 7 The Natural Girl for Me
  • 8 Goodman, Schwerner and Chaney
  • 9 We Didn't Know
  • 10 Buy a Gun for Your Son
  • 11 Every Time
  • 12 Georgie on the Freeways
  • 13 Sully's Pail
  • 14 I'm the Man That Built the Bridges