The Canadian Soldiers' Song Book/I Wonder Why I Work and Sigh the Way I Do
37—I WONDER WHY I WORK AND SIGH THE WAY I DO
I wonder why I work and sigh the way I do.
Is it because I'm in this blinkin' army too?
I used to think a soldier's life was simply grand;
But now I've changed my mind because I understand.
In London Town a soldier's life is grand,
He winks at all the girlies in the Strand,
But not so in Flanders, it's not the same,
You work around from morn till night
And then start in again.
If ever I get through this war alive,
You bet your little life I'll happy be;
If a new war starts some day,
I'll be going the other way,
Or else I'll join the A.S.C.