The Service Man

(Prelude to the Service Songs in “The Five Nations”)

"Tommy" you was when it began  
  But now that it is o'er,
You shall be called the Service Man
  'Enceforward evermore, 


Batt'ry, brigade, flank, centre, van,
  Defaulter, Army-corps—
From first to last The Service Man
  'Enceforward evermore, 

From 'Alifax to 'Industan 
  From York to Singapore—
'Orse, foot, an' guns, the Service Man
  'Enceforward evermore.