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2nd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment

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2nd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment


Recruits from Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.


Regimental Quick March sung on Parade and loudly at the Boxing.


Sung to the tune of the golden wonder crisp advert

When I was bound apprenctice in Famous Lincolnshire,
I served my master truly for nearly seven long year,
'Til I took up to Poaching as you shall quickly hear,
Chorus
Oh, 'tis my delight on a shiny night in the season of the year.
Oh, 'tis my delight on a shiny night in the season of the year.
As me an my Companions were setting up a snare,
The gamekeeper was watching us for him we do not care,
For we can wrestle and fight, my Boys, jump over everywhere.
Chorus
As me and my companions were setting four or five,
And taking on 'em up again, we caught a hare alive.
We took a hare alive my boys, and through the woods did steer
Chorus
We threw him over our shoulders and wandered into town
We took him to a neighbour's house, and sold him for a crown;
We sold him for a crown, my boys, but I did not tell you where
Chorus
Success to Poaching for I do think it's fair
Good luck to every housekeeper taht wants to buy a hare
Bad luck to ev'ry gamekeeper that will not sell his deer
Oh, 'tis my delight on a shiny night in the season of the year.
Oh, 'tis my delight on a shiny night in the season of the year.

External Links

Regimental Museum, Ogilby Trust