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Traditional
  1. As I crossed over Salisbury plain,
    Such a dainty fine sight I behold,
    All the lasses are crying and tearing their hair,
    For the rout has just come for the Blues.
    For the rout has just come for the Blues.
  2. Then each one home to her mother do run,
    Saying "My heart is undone it is true,
    I'll pack up my clothes without more delay
    And boldly I'll march with the Blues."
    And boldly I'll march with the Blues."
  3. The landlord and landlady walk hand in hand,
    And so do those pretty girls too
    And each one pours out a bottle of gin,
    To drink a good health to the Blues
    To drink a good health to the Blues
  4. Our ship she is rigged and she’s ready to sail,
    And sweetly the French horns play too
    And each one sets up a loud huzzah
    "Success to King George and his Blues."
    "Success to King George and his Blues."
  5. They're as gallant young fellows as ever you'll see,
    Though you search bonny Britain all through
    When dressed in His Majesty's suit you'll agree
    There’s none to compare with the Blues.
    There’s none to compare with the Blues.
  6. As I crossed over Salisbury plain,
    Such a dainty fine sight I behold,
    All the lasses are crying and tearing their hair,
    For the rout has just come for the Blues.
    For the rout has just come for the Blues.