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Patriotic pieces from the Great War/The Quartermaster Corps

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THE QUARTERMASTER CORPS

The Quartermaster Corps
Is a non-combatin' crowd,
An' it isn't much excitin'
Fer th' man who likes it loud;
But it's got its own hard work t' do,
An' they'd all be on th' floor
If it wasn't for the non-combatin'
Quartermaster Corps.


The Quartermaster Corps
Sheds no glory or renown,
But it's got the grub that keeps you
Comin' back when you are down;
An' the Infantree an' Cavalree
Would all be on the floor
If it wasn't fer the non-combatin'
Quartermaster Corps.


The Quartermaster Corps
Is ol' Jimmy-on-the-Spot
When it comes to gettin' chow
To th' line where things are hot;
Why, the boys up in the trenches
Would all be on the floor
If it wasn't fer the non-combatin'
Quartermaster Corps.


The Quartermaster Corps
Don't use bayonets or guns,
But they do a mighty lot o' work
To help clean up th' Huns;
So here's something to remember—
You might all be on the floor
If it wasn't fer the non-combatin'
Quartermaster Corps!

William C. Pryor, Sgt., Q.M.C.