Our Jimmy has gone for to live in a tent,
They have grafted him into the army;
He finally pucker’d up his courage and went,
When they grafted him into the army.
I told them the child was too young, alas!
At the captain’s forequarters, they said he would pass --
They’d train him up well in the infantry class --
So they grafted him into the army.
Oh, Jimmy, farewell! Your brothers fell
Way down in Alabarmy;
I thought they would spare a lone widder’s heir,
But they grafted him into the army.