I once was a seaman stout and bold,
Oft times I’ve ploughed the ocean;
I’ve ploughed it all o’er and o’er again,
For honor and promotion.

Aboard a manofwar and merchantman,
Many be the battles that I’ve been in;
It was all for the honor of George Washington,
And I’ll still be the jolly jolly soldier.

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