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Army Barmy

Our Jack was a soldier of cavalry fame,
a squaddie then took our Beryl to tame.
Albie's good sense kept him of this game
while David, though Sapper, gave admin some pain.

Now me in the middle, I just played along,
though a true army brat I just practiced their song.

For the REME our Eric on vehicles fed,
while Ken gave it up...  came a policeman instead.
Ray also joined up, but as last of our bunch
decided to leave after eating first lunch.

Now me in the middle, I just played along,
though a true army brat I just practiced their song.

Most of my siblings went into the army,
all except me were quite Army Balmy!.
Including my father, I think you will find.
a century or more has gone into this grind!

Now me in the middle, I just played along,
though a true army brat I just practiced their song.

A soldier's a soldier when all's said and done,
but even a soldier spawns daughter or son '
He begats to the world a superior breed 
of true Army Brats when he scatters his seed! 

Ivor G Davies

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