Henrik Norbeck's Song Lyrics

Salonika

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Oh, me husband's in Salonika and I wonder if he's dead,
And I wonder if he knows he has a kid with a foxy head,
So right away, so right away,
So right away Salonika, right away me soldier boy.

When the war is over what will the slackers do?
They'll be all around the soldiers for the loan of a bob or two,
So right away, so right away,
So right away Salonika, right away me soldier boy.

And when the war is over what will the soldiers do?
They'll be walking around with a leg and a half, and the slackers they'll have two,
So right away, so right away,
So right away Salonika, right away me soldier boy.

[Well first they tax the sugar, and then they tax the tae,
And then they brought conscription and took my man away,
So right away, so right away,
So right away Salonika, right away me soldier boy.]

They taxed the pound of butter and they taxed the ha'penny bun,
And still with all their taxes they can't beat the bloody Hun,
So right away, so right away,
So right away Salonika, right away me soldier boy.

They taxed the Coliseum and they taxed St. Mary's Hall.
Why don't they tax the bobbies with their backs against the wall?
So right away, so right away,
So right away Salonika, right away me soldier boy.

When the war is over what will the slackers do?
For every kid in America, in Cork there will be two,
So right away, so right away,
So right away Salonika, right away me soldier boy.

They takes us out to blarney and they lays us on the grass,
They puts us in the family way and they leaves us on our arse,
So right away, so right away,
So right away Salonika, right away me soldier boy.

There's lino in the parlour and in the kitchen too,
And a lovely glass back chiffonier we got from Dickie Drew,
So right away, so right away,
So right away Salonika, right away me soldier boy.

Oh, never marry a soldier, a sailor, or a marine,
But keep your eye on the Sinn Fein boy with his yellow, white and green,
So right away, so right away,
So right away Salonika, right away me soldier boy.

Discography: Dubliners

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