First World War Poetry Digital Archive

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"Marching"

Marching, marching, On the old-time track; Soldier song upon my lip, Haversack upon my hip, Pack upon my back; Linton on my left hand, On my right side Jack – Marching, marching, Steel swung at my thigh, Who so gay as I?

                           (Left, Left!)

Marching, marching On the same old track; Sorrow gnawing at my heart, Mem’ry piercing like a dart, Care perched on my back; Linton on my left hand – But, alas! poor Jack! Marching, marching, Quietly does he lie, Marching, marching, Who so sad as I?

                          (Left left!)

Joe Lee France 1915

Author Lee, Joe
Title Marching
Item Date 1915
Creation place France
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Digital repository The Great War Archive, University of Oxford
Reference URL http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/gwa/item/5673