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Lankum – Salonika Lyrics

So write away, so write away, so write away Salonika, write away my soldier boy
And when the war is over, what will the slackers do? They’ll be hopping around with a leg and a half but the slackers, we’ll have two
So write away, so write away, so write away Salonika, write away my soldier boy
And when the war is over, what will the slackers do? We’ll be all around the soldiers for the loan of a bob or two
So write away, so write away, so write away Salonika, write away my soldier boy
Well at first they tax the sugar, and the they tax the tea,
And then they brought conscription and took my man away
So write away, so write away, so write away Salonika, write away my soldier boy
They tax the pound of butter, they tax the ha’penny bun,
But still with all their taxes they can’t beat the bleeding hun. So write away, so write away, so write away Salonika, write away my soldier boy
For they takes us up the Phoeno, and lays us on the grass,
They puts us in the family way then leaves us on our ass
So write away, so write away, so write away Salonika, write away my soldier boy
Well there’s lino in the parlour and in the kitchen too
A glass back chiffonier that we got from Dicky Glue
So write away, so write away, so write away Salonika, write away my soldier boy
Oh and never marry a copper, a soldier or a marine,
Politician, or a banker, ladies, keep your conscience clean
So write away, so write away, so write away Salonika, write away my soldier boy
My husband’s in Salonika, I wonder if he’s dead,
I wonder if he knows he has a kid with a poxy head? So write away, so write away, so write away Salonika, write away my soldier boy. My husband’s in Salonika, I wonder if he’s dead,
I wonder if he knows he has a kid with a poxy head? So write away, so write away, so write away Salonika, write away my soldier boy
And when the war is over, what will the soldiers do? For every kid in America in Dublin there’ll be two.