Перевод песни Spailpin – Arthur McBride
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Oh, me and my cousin, one Arthur McBride As we went a-walkin' down by the seaside We met Sergeant Napper and Corporal Pry The day bein' Christmas morning «Good morning, good morning,» the sergeant did cry «And the same to you gentleman,» we did reply Intending no harm but meant to pass by The day bein' pleasant and charming. «But,» says he, «My fine fellows, if you will enlist It's ten guineas in gold I'll slip in your fist And a crown in the bargain for to kick up the dust And drink the king's health in the morning. «For a soldier, he lives a very fine life And he always is blessed with a charming young wife While other poor fellows have sorrow and strive And sup on thin gruel in the morning». «But,» says Arthur, «I wouldn't be proud of your clothes For you only lend out them, now as I suppose And you dare not change them one night, If you dare, for you know you'll be flogged in the morning. «And we have no desire to take your advance For all of the dangers we not take the chance For you'd have no scruples in send us to France Where we know we'd be shot in the morning» «Oh no,» says the Sergeant, «If I hear one more word I quickly right novel will draw out me sword And straight into your body a strenght will afford So now me young devils take warning» But Arthur and I we counted the odds And we scarce gave them time for to draw their own blades With our trusty shillelaghs we bashed them in their heads And paid them right smart in the morning. And the old rusty rapiers that hung by their sides We flung them as far as we could in the tide «Now take that you devils!» cried Arthur McBride «And temper your steel in the morning!». And the little wee drummer, we flattened his pouch And we made a football of his rowdy-dow-dow Threw it into the ocean for to rock and to roll And bade it a tedious returning. Oh, me and my cousin, one Artur McBride As we went a-walkin' down by the seaside Seeking good fortune and what did betide For it bein' on Christmas morning.