The Regular Army O Song Lyrics

Mick Moloney

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(Harrington and Hart)

Three years ago, this very day, I went to Govner's Isle
To stand ferinst the cannon in true military style,
Thirteen American Dollars each month we surely get,
To carry a gun and a bayonet with a military step.

cho: There's Sergeant John McCafferty and Corp'ral Donahue
They make us march up to the crack in gallant Company Q;
The drums they roll, upon my soul, for that's the way we go
Forty miles a day on beans and hay in the Regular Army, Oh.

We had our choice of going to the army or to jail,
Or it's up the Hudson River with a cop to take a sail;
So we puckered up our courage and with bravery we did go

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 McNally's Row of Flats
  • 2 Are You There Moriarity?
  • 3 The Regular Army O
  • 4 Patrick's Day Parade
  • 5 My Dad's Dinner Pail
  • 6 Get Up Jack John Sit Down
  • 7 Danny by My Side
  • 8 Never Take the Horseshoe from the Door
  • 9 I Never Drink Behind the Bar
  • 10 The Babies on Our Block
  • 11 The Mulligan Guards
  • 12 Old Boss Barry
  • 13 Such an Education Has My Mary Ann
  • 14 Maggie Murphy's Home
  • credits


    album: Track 3 in album McNally's Row of Flats
    release date: 2006
    popularity : 266 users have visited this page.

    Album Information

    label: Compass Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD