Grafted into the Army

J. WRIGLEY. Publisher, of Songs, Ballad’s, and Toy Books, Conversation, Age, and Small Playing Cards, Alphabet Wood Blocks, Valentines, Motto Verses, and Cut Motto Paper &c. No. 27 Chatham Street (OPPOSITE CITY HALL PARK) NEW YORK.

Grafted into the Army

Our Jimmy has gone for to live in a tent,
They have grafted him into the army;
He finally pucker’d up courage and went,
When they grafted him into the army.
I told them the child was too young: alas! (pass
At the Captain’s fore-quarters, they say, he would
They’d train him up well in the infantry class—
So, they grafted him into the army.

Dressed up in his unicorn, dear little chap,
They have grafted him into the army:
It seems but a day since he sot in my lap,
But they grafted him into the army;
And these are the trousers he used to wear,
Them very same buttons: the patch and the tear—
But Uncle Sam gave him a bran new pair,
When they grafted him into the army.

Now, in my provisions I see him revealed,
They have grafted him into the army;
A picket beside the contented field,
They have grafted him into the army:
He looks kinder sickish. . begins to cry—
A big volunteer standing right in his eye!
Oh! What, if the ducky should up and die,
Now they’ve grafted him into the army.

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