THE ARMY BEAN
(To the tune of "The Sweet By-and-By")
There's a spot that the soldiers all love
The mess tent's the place that we mean,
And the dish that we like best to see
Is the old-fashioned white army bean.
CHORUS: 'Tis the bean that we mean
And we'll eat as we ne'er ate before;
The army bean, nice and clean
We'll stick to our beans evermore.
Now the bean in its primitive state
Is a plant we have all often met;
And when cooked in the old army style,
It has charms we can never forget.
The German is fond of sauerkraut
The potato is loved by the Mick;
But the soldiers have long since found out
That through life to our beans we should stick.
The MIDI file of "The Army Bean" is used by permission of Benjamin Robert Tubb from his website at Public Domain Music <http://www.pdmusic.org>