Idle On Parade

Album: Idle On Parade soundtrack (1959)
  • This is a camp that is a-mighty tough
    Were the marchin' men are made
    But I am a guy who doesn't dig that stuff
    And I'm idle on parade

    There is a man, a Sergeant-Major Lush
    And he has got to be obeyed (Yeah!)
    And in a voice just like a little thrush
    He says I'm idle on parade

    Now, when they gave me a rifle, well they went too far
    I'm much better off when I got a guitar
    I told the C.O. that I wanna be sent
    He sent me to a place where I could repent

    When I was a-free, I was a crazy pup
    Rock-a-boogie was my trade
    Now Captain Burton-Bassett says I'm all shook up
    And I'm idle on parade

    When they gave me a rifle, well they went too far
    I'm much better off when I got a guitar
    I told the C.O. that I wanna be sent
    He sent me to a place where I could repent

    When I was a-free, I was a crazy pup
    Rock-a-boogie was my trade
    Now Captain Burton-Bassett says I'm all shook up
    And I'm idle on para-a-a-a-a-ade
    (Idle on paraa-a-a-ade) Writer/s: LEN PRAVERMAN
    Publisher: Downtown Music Publishing
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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