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Cadences

The Jodie Call

Sarge: You had a good home but you left 
Troops: You’re right 
Sarge: You had a good home but you left 
Troops: You’re right 
Sarge: Your Mama was there when you left 
Troops: You’re right 
Sarge: Your Papa was there when you left 
Troops: You’re right 
Sarge: Your Baby was there when you left 
Troops: You’re right 
Sarge: Jodie was there when you left 
Troops: You’re right 

Chorus:
Sarge: Sound off 
Troops: One, Two 
Sarge: Sound off 
Troops: Three, Four 
Sarge: Cadence count 
Troops: One, Two, Three, Four, One, Two……ThreeFour

Sarge: They signed you up for the length of the War 
Troops: They signed me up for the length of the War 
Sarge: You never had it so good before 
Troops: I never had it so good before 
Sarge: The best you’ll get in a bivouac 
Troops: The best I’ll get in a bivouac 
Sarge: Is a whiff of cologne from a passing WAC 
Troops: Is a whiff of cologne from a passing WAC 

(chorus) 

Sarge: Your Baby was lonely as lonely can be 
Troops: My Baby was lonely as lonely could be 
Sarge: ‘Till Jodie provided company 
Troops: ‘Till Jodie provided company 
Sarge: Ain’t it great to have a pal 
Troops: Ain’t it great to have a pal 
Sarge: Who works so hard to keep up morale? 
Troops: Who works so hard to keep up morale? 

(chorus)

Sarge: There ain’t no use in going back 
Troops: There ain’t no use in going back 
Sarge: Jodie’s there taking care of the shack 
Troops: Jodie’s there taking care of the shack 
Sarge: Jodie’s got something you ain’t got 
Troops: Jodie’s got something I ain’t got 
Sarge: It’s been so long you almost forgot 
Troops: It’s been so long I almost forgot 

(chorus) 

Sarge: You ain’t got nothing to worry about 
Troops: I ain’t got nothing to worry about 
Sarge: He’ll keep her happy ‘till you get out 
Troops: He’ll keep her happy ‘till I get out 
Sarge: You won’t get out till the end of the war 
Troops: I won’t get out ‘till the end of the war 
Sarge: In Nineteen Hundred and Seventy Four 
Troops: In Nineteen Hundred and Seventy Four. 

Chorus 






Old King Cole
Old King Cole was a merry old soul and a merry old soul was he (uh-huh)
He called for his pipe and called for his bowl
And he called for his privates, three (uh-huh)
Beer, Beer, Beer said the privates (Beer, Beer, Beer said the privates)
Merry men are we
But none so fair that they can compare to the mountain infantry (uh-huh)

Old King Cole was a merry old soul and a merry old soul was he (uh-huh)
He called for his pipe and called for his bowl
And he called for his privates, three (uh-huh)
I need a three-day pass said the corporals (I need a three-day pass said the corporals)
Beer, Beer, Beer said the privates (Beer, Beer, Beer said the privates)
Merry men are we
But none so fair that they can compare to the mountain infantry (uh-huh)

Additional Verses:
Sergeants three--"File from the left, column right said the Sgts"
Lieuues three--"I'll lead the way said the lieuies"
Captains three--"Charge that hill said the captains"
Majors three--"Who's gonna shine my boots said the majors"
Colonels three--"Where's my star said the colonels"
Generals three--"War, War, War said the generals"
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